With production now officially underway on Netflix’s series adaptation of The Sandman, creator Neil Gaiman has clarified how much of the comic series will be covered in the first season.
Responding to a fan on Twitter who asked how much of the comics would be spoiled by the show, Gaiman responded: “The first season covers the first two graphic novels.” Those two novels, Preludes and Nocturnes and The Doll’s House, cover the first sixteen issues of the 75 issues original series.
The first season covers the first two graphic novels. https://t.co/T2dXfP2krm
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 8, 2021
The Sandman follows “the adventures of Morpheus, lord of dreams and member of a pantheon of immortal beings called The Endless who personify certain universal concepts that, along with dream, includes death, desire, destiny, delirium, despair, and destruction.”
The series will star Tom Sturridge (Sweetbitter) as Dream, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as Rodrick Burgess, Sanjeev Bhaskar (Unforgotten) as Cain, Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing) as Abel and Boyd Holbrook (Logan) as The Corinthian, Kirby Howell-Baptise (The Good Place), Patton Oswalt (Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.), Mason Alexander Park (Transplants), Donna Preston (Loves Spell), Razane Jammal (Paranormal), Joely Richardson (Snowden), Niamh Walsh (Good Omens), David Thewlis (Wonder Woman), Stephen Fry (The Man Who Knew Infinity), Jenna Coleman (Victoria), Sandra James Young (EastEnders), Eleanor Fanyinka (Holby City) and newcomer Kyo Ra.