Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s dark fantasy and science fiction comic series finally has an official synopsis, which was just revealed by Netflix Geeked through their Twitter account. The Sandman is executive produced by Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer with Heinberg also serving as the showrunner on the first season of the series.
Season 1 of The Sandman will reportedly adapt volume 1 of the comic series titled Preludes & Nocturnes, which follows the capture of Dream in the early 1900s and his 105-year captivity under Burgess and his followers. Dream is finally able to escape in the year 2021 while being watched by Burgess and Alex (Burgess’ son).
The Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge (On The Road) as Dream aka The Sandman, Boyd Holbrook will be playing the role of The Corinthian, Charles Dance is Roderick Burgess, Gwendoline Christie is Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong is Lucien, Sanjeev Bhaskar is Cain, Asim Chaudhry is Abel, Kirby Howell-Baptiste is Death, Mason Alexander Park is Desire, Donna Preston is Despair, Razane Jammal is Lyta Hall, Joely Richardson is Ethel Cripps, Niamh Walsh is Young Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis is John Dee, Kyo Ra is Rose Walker, Patton Oswalt is the voice of Matthew the Raven, Stephen Fry is Gilbert, Jenna Coleman is Johanna Constantine, and Sandra James Young will be playing Unity Kincaid.
The Sandman Season 1 is comprised of 11 episodes, which will be coming to the streaming giant in 2022. The series started production in October 2020 and it wrapped up principal photography in the August of 2021. The first season of the series is filmed in the UK.
Check out the official synopsis for The Sandman below:
A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy by Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, Coraline) that 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.