The first look at “The Sandman” has arrived for the 10 episode series headed to Netflix with the show set to debut in August…
What happens when a Dream becomes a nightmare?
That’s the question that will be answered when the highly anticipated series “The Sandman” debuts on Netflix on August 5 with the first teaser trailer for the show dropping on Monday.
Adapted from the comics written by Neil Gaiman, “The Sandman” chronicles the journey of Morpheus, the Dream King, who is released from imprisonment after 100 years and he returns to The Dreaming — a mystical reality containing all the dreams humans create — except he discovers that in his absence, the world has become warped and broken.
Now Morpheus is determined to repair the damage done but he’ll run into many obstacles along the way including the evil Corinthian — a sadistic and evil living nightmare who has mouths where his eyes should be — and he prepares to battle his former master now that he’s been uncaged.
Here’s the official synopsis for “The Sandman”:
“There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.”
The new series stars Tom Sturridge in the lead role and he’s joined by “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie, who will portray Lucifer Morningstar (although she’s not seen in this trailer) as well as Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, Joely Richardson, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
Mark Hamill will also join the series doing a voiceover for beloved character Merv Pumpkinhead.
Take a look at the new trailer and get ready for “The Sandman” to arrive on Netflix on August 5.