Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has finally been given a release date on Netflix, and longtime fans will be thrilled to learn that Morpheus' highly anticipated on-screen debut is just around the corner.

The star-studded Netflix show, which is an adaptation of Gaiman's epic 1990s comic book series of the same name, heads to the streaming service on August 5. The date was announced during the streamer's annual Geeked Week event along with a first full trailer (included below).

Tom Sturridge, David Thewlis, Boyd Holbrook, Jenna Coleman and Game of Thrones alums Charles Dance and Gwendoline Christie are among the many actors confirmed to star in the series, which is being developed on both the big and small screens during more than three decades.

Don't you know Sandman? In a nutshell, Gaiman's comic series tells the story of Dream, one of the Endless Seven, a group of superhuman beings more powerful than gods, who eludes capture after 105 years and sets out to restore order to his kingdom. magical.

Am I still confused? The official synopsis for the show, provided by Netflix, reads: "A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend seamlessly intertwine, The Sandman follows the people and places touched by Morpheus, the King of dreams. while he repairs the cosmic and human mistakes he has made in his vast existence.

Issue #1 of The Sandman debuted in 1989 and its main story spanned 75 issues through 1996. Netflix's epic version will span the series' first two collections, Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll's House, across 11 episodes.

Creator Neil Gaiman (also responsible for Coraline and Good Omens) is on hand as a series producer, along with regular DC writer (and Foundation showrunner) David S. Goyer, while Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg is his. showrunner.

We first saw The Sandman late last year, when Netflix, as part of its Tudum celebrations, released a (very) short first trailer showing the capture of main character Morpheus and the start of the great fantasy saga.

Elsewhere during Netflix's Geeked Week 2022, fans received updates on shows including Locke and Key, The Umbrella Academy, and Guillermo del Toro's latest horror project, Cabinet of Curiosities.

The week-long event will also provide plenty more details on upcoming Netflix projects, so stay tuned to TechRadar for all the latest news.

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