Netflix’s The Sandman Release Date & Time on Streaming

The Sandman release date is coming soon.

This week, fans will be happy to know that one of the best comic books ever will get its first live-action adaptation. After many years since the official release of the story written by Neil Gaiman, Dream’s quest to recapture his reign are finally here to binge-watch. Sweetbitter alum Tom Sturridge will portray Dream, a.k.a. Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming.

When to Watch The Sandman on Netflix

Netflix set The Sandman release date starting at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT on Friday, Aug. 5. As always, the streaming service will drop all the episodes at once. Fans can choose between binge-watch the series immediately or watching it on their own schedule.

The cast includes Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Lucifer, the ruler of Hell; Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, the chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm; Boyd Holbrook (Logan) as The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store; Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as Roderick Burgess, a charlatan, blackmailer, and magician; Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday) as Abel and Cain, the first victim and the first predator, who are residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.

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The live-action series is written by Gaiman (American Gods) and Allan Heinberg (Wonder WomanGrey’s Anatomy), who also serves as showrunner. Gaiman has contributed to every step in the creative process of the series scripts. David S. Goyer (Batman BeginsFoundation) is executive producing the drama from Warner Bros. Television.

Sandman, which launched DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman’s worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction, and Destiny).