Netflix has published a new video for “The Sandman”, providing the first glimpse at Johanna Constantine and Corinthian from the highly anticipated series. While superhero and comic book properties have dominated the big and small screens thanks to the Marvel and DC franchises, Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” has taken a long time to make the leap from the page. David S. Goyer has been working on a Sandman feature film for several years, but the project was stalled in development hell. Instead of a cinematic version, Netflix is developing a new live-action original series based on “The Sandman”, with Gaiman serving as a co-executive producer.
“The Sandman” follows the adventures of the Endless, a family that represents strong cosmic notions. The Sandman delves into topics like Death, Desire, Destiny, and Despair to show how Morpheus, a.k.a. Dream, was imprisoned for over a century before resurfacing in current times. Dream, played by Tom Sturridge, will embark on a mission to restore The Dreaming’s world while reconciling with his powerful family after his release. “The Sandman”, a 12-episode Netflix series, will debut this year, bringing Gaiman’s critically acclaimed graphic books to a wider audience.
During Netflix’s Geeked Week, the streaming service has released new trailers and first peeks for a number of new shows, including Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. After a long wait, Netflix has finally released a new Sandman trailer, which gives a more in-depth look at Gaiman’s world in live-action. “The Sandman” trailer features Morpheus after he escapes from his prison, as well as Johanna Constantine and Corinthian, who will appear in the adaptation. Check out the trailer below the jump:
The new trailer provides the best look yet at Sturridge’s Dream abilities, which are fully demonstrated in this footage. More of Gaiman’s beloved creations, on the other hand, are finally receiving some screen time. Jenna Coleman, who previously appeared in Doctor Who, will play two members of Sandman’s Constantine family in the series. With the same name, one iteration is from the 18th century, while her great-great-great-granddaughter is from the present. Logan’s Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, a nightmare who managed to leave The Dreaming, is another significant character presented in the new Sandman teaser. Lucienne is played by Vivienne Acheampong, Death is played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Desire is played by Mason Alexander Park, and Doctor Destiny is played by David Thewlis in the Netflix series Sandman.
While they wait for Netflix’s live-action Sandman to premiere has been long, this new trailer shows that the wait will be well worth it. The new Sandman trailer provides just a taste of Gaiman’s epic universe, drawing in newcomers while also bringing a world familiar to fans of the creator’s work to life. From the clip’s jaw-dropping visuals to the scope of Dream’s powers, the new Sandman trailer provides just a taste of Gaiman’s epic universe, drawing in newcomers while also bringing a world familiar to fans of the creator’s work to life. Given the richness of “The Sandman” property, Netflix may be on the verge of launching one of its next great hits, with the potential to last several seasons. With less than three months until “The Sandman” premieres on August 5, the series will quickly establish itself in the vast comic book television scene.