Netflix Geeked Week has kicked off once again with the streamer bringing some of its biggest original series to the week-long event. Perhaps the streamer’s biggest release that’s set to debut this year is the adaption of The Sandman, the critically acclaimed and beloved graphic novel by author Neil Gaiman. Geeked Week has brought with it the release date for the series, coming sooner than you think.
Netflix has revealed that the adaption will be hitting the service on August 5th, just a little under two months away. The first season is set to adapt the first chapter in the store of Morpheus, the lord of dreams, titled Preludes and Nocturnes, with Gaiman revealing we can expect a little bit more to this story as well.
The series was written by Allan Heinberg who will serve as an executive producer alongside Gaiman and David Goyer. The premiere of the series was co-written by Gaiman, Goyer, and Heinberg. Many fans were uneasy about the news of an adaption, but learning that Neil Gaiman is heavily involved in the series hopefully has eased a lot of minds.
The series will star Tom Sturridge as the titular character alongside Gwendoline Christie, Kirby-Howell Baptise, Jenna Coleman, Mason Alexander Park, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Kyo Ra, and Stephen Fry.