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The Sandman is an upcoming dark fantasy series to be produced on Netflix loosely based on Neil Gaiman's DC Comic series of the same name. Netflix has contracted for an 11-episode series order. Allan Heinberg will serve as showrunner. Gaiman will be executive producer along with David Goyer.[1] The series will be set in 2021, the gender of The Sandman could also be up for debate according to Gaiman.[2]


A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic--and human--mistakes he's made during his vast existence.





  • On July 1, 2019, The Sandman received an 11-episode series order from Netflix.[1]
  • The series was slated to start filming at the end of May 2020 but production was delayed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, during which time Audible released an audiobook version of The Sandman voiced by Riz Ahmed and James McAvoy among others with Neil Gaiman narrating almost every single chapter (with "Tales in the Sand" as the exception since it's a standalone story where no one from the regular cast performs, save for the announcer).
  • The series was set resumed production around October 2020.[9] Following this, it was announced that filming for the series began on October 15, 2020.[4]


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