The official trailer and key art for Netflix series The Sandman were revealed in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con today. The series launches globally on the streaming service on Friday, August 5.
The Comic-Con panel included stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Jenna Coleman, Vanesu Samunyai, and Patton Oswalt.
From the crew, present were creator/executive producer Neil Gaiman and showrunner/executive producer Allan Heinberg.
The Sandman is the long-awaited dark fantasy show based on the comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, Coraline). The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television for Netflix.
Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) serves as executive producer and showrunner. David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Terminator: Dark Fate, Foundation) serves as executive producer and Goyer and Heinberg are also co-writers on the project.
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.
The Sandman series features a cast including Tom Sturridge as Morpheus / Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.
Also starring are Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Donna Preston as Despair, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps (Niamh Walsh portrays a young Cripps), and David Thewlis as John Dee / Doctor Destiny.
The cast is rounded out by Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall, Sandra James-Young as Unity Kinkaid, and Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew.
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