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The Sandman (2022) - Netflix release date, episodes, plot, cast, and more

Netflix's adaptation of The Sandman is expected to be a hit among DC Comic fans. Here's when it releases, the show's storyline, cast and more.
The Sandman (2022) - Netflix release date, episodes, plot, cast, and more

The Sandman (2022) is a new upcoming series headed to the popular streaming service Netflix, developed in collaboration with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros, and is a live-action adaptation of the original DC comic book story written by Neil Gaiman.

The series, which features 11 episodes, will release this year and is expected to be a hit among DC Comic fans as they follow the king of dreams (Morpheus, aka Dream) to escape an occult ritual and restore order to his kingdom of the Dreaming.

So without further ado, here's everything you need to know about Netflix's adaptation of The Sandman, including when the series releases, episodes, the show's storyline, cast line, and more.

The Sandman Netflix series - Release date and episodes

At the time of writing, Netflix has not announced The Sandman series' official release date. However, the streaming platform is expected to reveal when the show will air during its second annual Geeked Week 2022 virtual event, held from 6th to 10th June 2022.

The panel for The Sandman will start on Monday, 6th June 2022, at 10:10 am PST | 1:10 pm EST | 7:10 pm BST. In addition, The Geeked Week event will feature an entire day dedicated to Stranger Things.

Unfortunately, there isn't much information regarding the show's episodes at this time; however, The Sandman is confirmed to include 11 episodes in its first season. The runtime of each episode is also unknown at this time.

The Sandman Netflix series - Plot and storyline

Netflix's The Sandman was largely inspired by the classic Sandman series of 1989, centered around Morpheus (Dream) and his six family members (the Endless). Accordingly, the show will follow Dream on his rise to power after escaping the entrapment of an occult ritual that imprisoned him for 105 years.

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Actor Tom Sturridge plays Dream/Morpheus in The Sandman series. (Picture: Netflix)

The official storyline of The Sandman reads: "A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power."

If you haven't seen the trailer for The Sandman, we've included the "first look" trailer below for your convenience.

The Sandman Netflix series -  Cast list

The top cast members are listed per The Sandman series' official IMDb page and will feature in 11 episodes of the series.

  • Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
  • Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
  • Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer *
  • David Thewlis as John Dee
  • Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven
  • Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess
  • Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps
  • Tom Sturridge as Dream (Morphius)
  • Stephen Fry as Gilbert
  • John Cameron Mitchell as -
  • Mason Alexander Park as Desire
  • Niamh Walsh as Young Ethel Cripps
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
  • Donna Preston as Despair
  • Nina Wadia as Fate Mother
  • Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall
  • Ferdinand Kingsley as Hob Gadling

Note: While the show will include an incarnation of the devilish character of Lucifer, The Sandman will not crossover with Netflix's Lucifer series. Sadly, Tom Ellis will not feature in the show, although Gaiman noted that the producers did consider it.

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Gwen Christie will play The Sandman's Lucifer character. (Picture: Netflix)

And that's everything we know about The Sandman (2022) on Netflix. We will endeavor to update this article once more information becomes available.

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