Netflix just announced that its live action adaptation of The Sandman series will be available to stream on August 5th.
DC’s live-action adaptation of The Sandman, which was originally teased at New York Comic Con, has officially got a premiere date. Fans will be able to watch it on August 5 on the streaming service.
The creepy atmosphere of the comic is translated into Netflix’s TV show, with Neil Gaiman among several executive producers invited to come on board. Fans have been waiting for The Sandman ever since they got their first glimpse of the trailer back in September last year, and from the looks of things they won’t have to wait much longer. With several scenes pulled directly from the comic, this is looking to be a very interesting journey for lovers of the comic and all things Gaiman.
The Sandman focuses on Dream (also known as Morpheus amongst other names), the living embodiment of dreams, a member of “The Endless” a family of god-like incredibly powerful beings, with others including Destiny, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium. The series has a very dark tone, and as it progresses evokes classical and contemporary mythology, giving complex reasons behind the actions of its characters and the roles they play in the universe.
First released back in 1993, The Sandman has stood as one of the most beloved comic works by Neil Gaiman. It is also the first appearance of DC’s Lucifer, a character Netflix has had great success with. The original series ran for 75 issues from January 1989 to March 1996, and The Sandman and its spin-offs have won more than 26 Eisner Awards. It will be exciting to see how this latest outing into the DC comic universe will fair, but from the looks of the trailer and art, fans should be excited to dive in when it finally launches this summer.