Visionary author Neil Gaiman explains the story behind The Sandman and the titular character’s god-like siblings, The Endless. Gaiman and his fellow executive producers also share how they approached adapting this rich, complex world for Netflix.
When the Sandman, aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.
Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures.
The series stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Donna Preston as Despair, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Mark Hamill as Mervyn Pumpkinhead, David Thewlis as John Dee, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven, Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Ansu Kabia as Sykes, Joley Richardson as Ethel Cripps, Niamh Walsh as Young Ethel Cripps, Sandra James-Young as Unity Kinkaid, and Ferdinand Kingsley as Hob Gadling,
The Sandman will premiere on Netflix August 5, 2022.