How to watch ‘The Sandman’ – now streaming on Netflix
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- “The Sandman,” Netflix’s latest original series, premiered on August 5.
- The dark fantasy spectacle is adapted from the award-winning DC comic book written by Neil Gaiman.
- Netflix plans start at $10/month and go up to $20/month for the best streaming quality.
“The Sandman” is a new Netflix series based on the graphic novel series by author Neil Gaiman. The entire first season is now available to stream.
The dark fantasy series follows Morpheus, the lord of dreams, on a quest to restore order and reclaim his divine powers. Morpheus usually presides over the Dreaming, the world that awaits mortals when they sleep, but he loses his dominance after being imprisoned for over a century by a magician.
Check out the trailer for “The Sandman”
Tom Sturridge, who is best known for his Broadway performances in “Orphan” and “Sea Wall/A Life,” plays the otherworldly sandman. He is joined by an impressive ensemble that includes Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Boyd Holbrook, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, David Thewlis and Mark Hamill.
The first season is produced by writer Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg (“Wonder Woman”) and David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”). Early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and the show holds a “89% certified fresh producescore on Rotten Tomatoes on August 5.
How to watch “The Sandman”
You can watch “The Sandman” exclusively on Netflix. All 10 episodes of the first season aired on August 5.
Netflix’s basic plan costs $10 per month for standard definition streaming on a single screen. The Standard plan costs $15.49 per month for up to two screens at once in high definition. For the best quality, we recommend Netflix’s Premium plan at $20 per month. With this plan, you can stream up to 4K to four screens.
Netflix is available on most mobile devices, smart TVs, media players and game consoles. You can find a full list of supported devices at The Netflix website.
Can I watch ‘The Sandman’ for free?
Netflix doesn’t currently offer a free trial, so you’ll need a paid subscription to experience “The Sandman.”
How many episodes are there in the first season of “The Sandman”?
The first season of “The Sandman” consists of 10 episodes. All 10 hit Netflix on August 5.
Has ‘The Sandman’ been renewed for a second season?
Netflix hasn’t officially renewed “The Sandman” for another season, but writer Neil Gaiman and executive producer David S. Goyer said Geek’s Lair that the writing of season two is already underway.
Is ‘The Sandman’ based on a book?
“The Sandman” is based on the DC comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The popular and critically acclaimed comic ran for 75 issues between 1989 and 1996 and is a New York Times bestseller. In 1991, it became the first comic to receive a literary award, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.
Netflix’s new series isn’t the first time “The Sandman” comics have come to life. The series has been adapted into audiobook by Audible with James McAvoy (“Split”) as Morpheus. It was also in development to become a feature film, but the project never materialized.
The first season of “The Sandman” will span the first two volumes of the comic book series. There are 10 volumes in total in its original release and you can buy them all in paperback or digital format from retailers like Amazon.
Is “The Sandman” Marvel or DC?
“The Sandman” is a DC series released under the company’s Vertigo imprint for adult readers. Some Vertigo series are set in the DC Universe, allowing characters to crossover into other DC comics, while other titles are set in their own world.
“The Sandman” comic features appearances from some DC heroes, and “Sandman” characters have also appeared in series like “The Justice League of America.”