After Lucifer, Netflix’s adaption of DC Comics ‘The Sandman’ is scheduled to release in 2022. The comic book is written by Neil Gaiman. In 2019, Netflix confirmed that a live-adaption of ‘The Sandman’ is being produced by DC Entertainment. It is also going to be the most-expensive DC TV Entertainment show. The show is being developed by Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman), David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), and Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman confirmed that the first season of the show will consist of ten episodes. He also confirmed that the show’s first season will follow the comic’s first volume. In an interview with Empire, Gaiman said:
You watch Episode 1 and think, ‘Oh, I get this thing: it’s like Downton Abbey, but with magic,’” he says. “Then you’ll be wondering, ‘What the hell is this?’ by Episode 2, when you’re meeting Gregory The Gargoyle in The Dreaming. Episode 5 is about as dark and traumatic as anything is ever gonna get, then you’ve got Episode 6, which is probably the most feel-good of all the episodes… If you didn’t like an episode of Game Of Thrones, you probably won’t like any other episode of Game Of Thrones. With Sandman, it’s all about surprising you. It’s all about reinventing itself. It’s all about taking you on a journey you’ve not been on before.”
The Sandman Release Date
Netflix confirmed that the series will release on 5th August. The show filming began in October 2020. However, due to pandemic, the filming was delayed. There will be 11 episodes of the show.
The show will follow the storyline of comics. The story will follow volume 1 and volume 2 of the comics “Preludes and Nocturnes”, and “The Doll’s House”.
However, the story is set in the present day, 30 years later when the comic takes place. According to Netflix:
A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman 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.
There are seven siblings known as “Endless”. Sandman is one of them. Each sibling rule over a different realm of existence. The IMDb description says “Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.“
- Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian.
- Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer.
- Charles Dance as Roderick.
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death.
- Stephen Fry as Gilbert.
- Asim Chaudry as Abel.
- Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.
Crossover Possibility With DC’s Lucifer?
As the Lucifer character is not played by Tom Ellis in this series. So, it’s highly unlikely that there will ever be a crossover with DC’s Lucifer.
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