One of the most highly anticipated shows for post-punk and goth fans, The Sandman, just had its trailer unveiled at the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics classic series promises to be a faithful adaptation of the original, starting exactly where the first issue began in 1989. Following decades of imprisonment by mortals who wished to capture his sister Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the lord of dreams, finally escapes. Finding himself weak, and the dreamworld in disarray, he embarks on a quest to restore his kingdom and reclaim his power, descending into the depths of hell to play a deadly game with Lucifer (Gwendoline Christie) and then face off against the nightmarish Corinthian.

We are eager to see if all of the Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Cure references from the comics made it into the show, like in issue six, which is named after the Joy Division song “24-Hours”.

Watch the trailer below:

During the panel at Comic-Con, Neil Gaiman also revealed that original Sandman cover artist Dave McKean came out of retirement to design unique end title credits for all ten episodes of the series.

The Sandman’s 10-episode season comes to Netflix on August 5th.

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