Comic-Con, the gift that keeps on giving, premiered the full trailer for Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman

I’ll be honest, I know next to nothing about The Sandman apart from the fact I like what I see in this trailer. I have an interest in the weird and supernatural and I’m fascinated by the idea that outside forces play a hand in human evolution. I do hope so anyway, because no way can we be effing things up this badly on our own!

The Sandman is one of the most beloved graphic novels of all time and has quite a cult following. Currently the trailer has 64k Likes and 1.7k dislikes. Not huge numbers by any means but at least the ratio is good. Small victories and all that. The synopsis is as follows: 

There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. 

To restore order, Dream 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.

Gaiman, who was against any attempt at adapting The Sandman comic book series for more than 30 years, has said that the first season will be adapted from the first two graphic novels from the titular series – Preludes and Nocturnes and The Doll’s House.

The series has attracted quite a cast, most notable of which include Charles Dance, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Joely Richardson, Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie and… Patton Oswalt. How that bloke gets work is beyond me. Anyway, a mostly very impressive list so there must be something about this story and script to get them onboard.

The Sandman

Check it out and if you know more about The Sandman than my Wiki search, let me know if this is faithful to the source material? The Sandman is released on Netflix on 5th August.

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