'The Sandman' Cast and Creators Discuss the Pressure of Bringing the Comic Books to TV (Exclusive)
adaptation has been several years in the making and is finally making its small screen debut! The 10-episode series premieres on Netflix this Friday, and the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved comic series is packing serious heat for eager fans.Tackling the comic's story from the beginning, the series follows Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), known as Dream and the titular Sandman, as he breaks free from decades-long imprisonment by humans to return to his kingdom of the Dreaming. The anthropomorphic personification of dreams discovers that his home has fallen into disarray in his absence and, to restore order, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.The series features a star-studded cast alongside Sturridge that includes Kirby Howell-Baptise, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Stephen Fry, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Joely Richardson, Mason Alexander Park, and voice work from Patton Oswalt and Mark Hamill. The show was originally pitched as a film adaptation by filmmaker David S.