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“The Sandman,” Netflix’s latest original series, premiered on August 5.
The dark fantasy show is adapted from the award-winning DC comic written by Neil Gaiman.
Netflix plans start at $10/month and go up to $20/month for the best streaming quality.
“The Sandman” is a new Netflix series based on the graphic novel series by author Neil Gaiman. The entire first season is now available to stream.
The dark fantasy series follows Morpheus, the lord of dreams, on a quest to restore order and reclaim his divine powers. Morpheus usually presides over the Dreaming, the world awaiting mortals when they sleep, but he loses his dominion after he is imprisoned for over a century by a magician.
Check out the trailer for ‘The Sandman’
Tom Sturridge, who is best known for his Broadway performances in “Orphan” and “Sea Wall/A Life,” stars as the otherworldly Sandman. He’s joined by an impressive ensemble that includes Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Boyd Holbrook, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, David Thewlis, and Mark Hamill.
Season one is executive produced by author Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg (“Wonder Woman”) and David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”). Early reviews have been very positive, and the show holds an “89% Certified Fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes as of August 5.
How to watch ‘The Sandman’
You can watch “The Sandman” exclusively on Netflix. All 10 episodes of the first season premiered on August 5.
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Netflix is available on most mobile devices, smart TVs, media players, and gaming consoles. You can find a full list of supported devices on Netflix’s website.
Can I watch ‘The Sandman’ for free?
Netflix does not currently offer any free trials, so you’ll need a paid subscription to check out “The Sandman.”
How many episodes are in ‘The Sandman’ season one?
Season one of “The Sandman” includes 10 episodes. All 10 were released on Netflix on August 5.
Has ‘The Sandman’ been renewed for a second season?
Netflix hasn’t officially renewed “The Sandman” for another season, but author Neil Gaiman and executive producer David S. Goyer told Den of Geek that writing for season two is already underway.
Is ‘The Sandman’ based on a book?
“The Sandman” is based on the DC comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The popular and critically acclaimed comic ran for 75 issues between 1989 and 1996 and is a New York Times Bestseller. In 1991, it became the first comic ever to receive a literary award, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.
Netflix’s new series isn’t the first time “The Sandman” comics have come to life. The series was adapted as an audiobook by Audible with James McAvoy (“Split”) as Morpheus. It was also in development to become a feature film, but the project never came to fruition.
Season one of “The Sandman” will cover the first two volumes of the comic series. There are 10 total volumes in its original run and you can purchase them all in paperback or digitally from retailers like Amazon.
Is ‘The Sandman’ Marvel or DC?
“The Sandman” is a DC series published under the company’s Vertigo imprint for adult readers. Some Vertigo series are set within the DC universe, allowing characters to crossover into other DC comics, while other titles are set in their own worlds
“The Sandman” comic does feature appearances by some DC heroes, and characters from “Sandman” have also appeared in series like “The Justice League of America.”