'The Sandman' will have 10 one-hour episodes in season one.
Netflix will premiere The Sandman, the live-action adaptation of the critically-acclaimed fantasy comic book series, on August 5.
The Sandman was developed for TV by Gaiman, David S Goyer and Allan Heinberg, who all executive produce. The series is produced for Netflix by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
The Sandman focuses on Dream (also known as Morpheus amongst other names), the living embodiment of dreams and one of The Endless, a family of immortal and incredibly powerful, god-like beings.
Each represents a different aspect of reality, with Dream joined by Destiny, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium.
When the Sandman, aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.
Based on the award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of 10 epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures.
The series also stars Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Vanesu Samunyai (formerly known as “Kyo Ra”), John Cameron Mitchell, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, Sandra James-Young and Razane Jammal.