The day has finally come. At Netflix Geeked Week 2022, the official release date for The Sandman was announced and it’s scheduled to be released in August. A teaser and several character posters were released as well. Of course, we shared all the juicy details below!
The Sandman is one of the highly-anticipated Netflix original series of 2022. It’s a television adaptation of the DC comic book series of the same by Neil Gaiman. The story follows Morpheus, the king of dreams, as he escapes from decades of imprisonment to journey back to his kingdom to restore order.
Tom Sturridge stars in the lead role as Morpheus/Dream. Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, and many others star alongside Sturridge in the fantasy series. There had been many attempts to adapt The Sandman, but Netflix came out the winner in the end.
In July 2019, Netflix ordered the fantasy series with an 11-episode order. After a delay in production, filming finally kicked off in October 2020 and lasted until August 2021. With production ending mid-year, we knew the possibility of the show coming in 2021 was slim to none. Therefore, we started looking towards a 2022 release and were hoping that it would come out earlier in the year. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. However, the good news is that we don’t have to wait until late 2022 to see the fantasy series because The Sandman is coming this summer!
The Sandman release date
During The Sandman panel at Netflix Geeked Week 2022, some of the cast and producers got together with moderator Felicia Day to preview the series. The official release date was then revealed. The fantasy series is coming to Netflix on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. You can expect the complete first season to be released on the streamer at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET on its release date.
The Sandman teaser
Check out the exciting teaser to get a sneak peek of what’s to come in the fantasy series!
I don’t know about you, but after watching the teaser, I’m more than ready to see The Sandman on Netflix! There was a high budget for the series, and we can definitely tell while looking at the teaser.
There were also two teaser posters revealed and we shared them below.
The Sandman character posters
Take a look at two character posters from the series. One of the posters is of the character Johanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman), and the other is of the character The Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook).
We’re still waiting on the official trailer and Netflix will most likely release it sometime in July. Of course, you can count on us to share it once it’s released. Stay tuned to Gizmo Blaze for more news and coverage on The Sandman!