The Sandman is an upcoming fantasy series, based on the popular DC comics, of the same name, by Neil Gaiman, coming “this summer” to Netflix, but if you were hoping to start summer early, then you’ll be disappointed, because the fantasy horror show is not coming to the streamer at any point during the month of July 2022. So…the wait continues…for now…
According to What’s on Netflix, Neil Gaiman has been working on bringing the series, that transcends space and time, to an audience since 2010, but it wasn’t until 2019 that the creator signed terms with Netflix to move forward with a live-action adaptation of his graphic novel. The wait for the release has been long but it’s almost over, with a recent release date update issued by the streamer during Netflix’s Geeked Week. Find out the latest update and official release date below!
When is The Sandman released on Netflix?
On August 5, 2022 our dreams are coming true! As mentioned above, during Netflix’s Geeked Week 2022, the streamer revealed the official release date for the upcoming fantasy horror series. So even though The Sandman is not coming to Netflix in July 2022, there’s only a month left to wait until we can finally devour the 11 episodes all in one (or ration them like sane people)!
What is The Sandman Netflix series about?
As in the graphic novel series, the new show will follow the story of “Dream” (Tom Sturridge), who is also known as “Morpheus”, “Oneiros”, and simply just as the “Sandman”, after waking up from a “captive slumber of 105 years and sets out to restore the kingdom of the Dreaming”, which is in serious turmoil since his disappearance. The official synopsis for the series, provided by Netflix’s Media Center, reads:
“A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.”
Is there a preview for The Sandman?
Yes! Ahead of its August release, Netflix released a teaser trailer that gave fans a peek at Dreaming, and the occult ceremony that imprisoned Dream in the first place. Watch the trailer below.