'The Sandman': Netflix Release Date and Trailer


  • Netflix has set an August 5 release date for The Sandman.
  • The new series is based on a book by Neil Gaiman and stars Tom Sturridge as Dream. 
  • The streaming service has also released a new teaser for the series. 

In addition to Sturridge and Acheampong, The Sandman cast includes: 

  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
  • Mason Alexander Park as Desire 
  • Donna Preston as Despair 
  • Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer
  • Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
  • Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian
  • Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess 

Mark Hamill will provide the voice of Merv Pumpkinhead, as announced during Geeked Week. Other cast members include Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Sandra James Young, Razane Jammal, and Patton Oswalt. 

More Geeked Week news coming later this week 

The Sandman release date is hardly the only big news coming out of Netflix this week. On June 6, fans can also expect updates about Manifest, Locke & Key, The Midnight Club, Shadow and Bone, and more. News about upcoming movies, including The Gray Man with Regé-Jean Page, Chris Evans, and Ryan Gosling, and The School for Good and Evil is set for June 7. Announcements about animated series, games, and Stranger Things are coming later in the week. 

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