Netflix 'Slumberland' starring Jason Momoa

Netflix ‘Slumberland’ starring Jason Momoa

Netflix’s new high-budget project is ‘Slumberland’. The upcoming family movie has Jason Momoa who is known for his roles in Game of Thrones and The Aquaman. Slumberland is directed by Francis Lawrence. Lawrence is famous for directing movies like The Hunger Games, I Am Legend and Constantine and he also directed music videos for many big names in the industry.

Slumberland is based on a comic released in 1905 by the name of ‘little Nemo in Slumberland‘. Winsor McCay, the cartoonist first introduced the character in his comic strip ‘Dream the Rarebit’. However, McCay created a spin-off comic strip for Little Nemo in 1905. Also, it is not the first time that McCay’s little Nemo is coming to the big screens. In 1989, Disney created ‘Little Nemo: The Adventures of Slumberland’ which received positive reviews from critics and audiences.

Netflix 'Slumberland' starring Jason Momoa

Slumberland Release Date

Netflix’s Slumberland will come to the streaming platform in November 2022. The exact release date of the movie is 18th, November 2022. The production of the film started in February 2022 and ended in May 2022. Netflix also revealed in their tweets that they have used less CGI and most of the scenes are played by Jason Momoa himself.


The film will follow the plot of the comic strip. However, Netflix changed the main character from a boy named ‘Nemo’ to a girl named ‘Nema’. The film will follow the story of 11-years old Nema, who goes on a quest to find his father with a half human/half monster named ‘Flip’. Nema’s father dies and she has to live with her uncle peter who is dull and boring. But, things change for her when she finds ‘Slumberland’ full of dreams and nightmares and goes on an adventure with Flip when he claims that he knows a way to bring back his father.

The run-time of the upcoming film is 117 minutes.


Jason Momoa is paying ‘Flip’ in the movie. Also, his character is a 9 ft tall giant with a lot of fur and tusks. According to Netflix, Momoa’s character is created by CGI but still, the impressive costume is used to make Filp’s character more realistic. The Game of Thrones actor will also appear in Dune 2, and The Aquaman 2 releasing next year.

Marlow Barkley plays Nema’s character. Barkley is famous for appearing in Single Parents. The other cast members include;

  • Kyle Chandler
  • Chris O’Dowd
  • India de Beaufort
  • Humberly González
  • Tonya Cornelisse
  • Ava Cheung
  • Sergio Osuna
  • Cameron Nicoll


Netflix also released a teaser of the upcoming film four weeks ago. Fans of the 1989’s adaptation are excited the Netflix’s version of the beloved comic strip.

Aliza Fatyma
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.