How to watch ‘The Sandman’: now available on Netflix

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  • “The Sandman,” Netflix’s latest original series, premiered on August 5.
  • The dark fantasy show is adapted from the award-winning DC comic 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 regain his godlike powers. Morpheus often presides over the Dream, the world that awaits mortals when they sleep, but he loses control of it after a wizard imprisons him for over a century.

Watch the trailer for ‘The Sandman’

Tom Sturridge, best known for his Broadway performances in “Orphan” and “Sea Wall/A Life,” plays the supernatural 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 executive produced by author Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg (“Wonder Woman”) and David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”). Early reviews have been very positive, and the show has a score of “89% Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes as of August 5.

How to watch ‘The Sandman’

You can watch “The Sandman” exclusively on Netflix. All 10 episodes of the first season premiered on August 5.

Netflix’s basic plan costs $10 a month for standard definition streaming on one 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 the Netflix Premium plan at $20 per month. With this plan, you can stream up to 4K on 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 on the Netflix website.

Can I watch ‘The Sandman’ for free?

Netflix doesn’t currently offer free trials, so you’ll need a paid subscription to watch “The Sandman.”

How many episodes are there in the first season of ‘The Sandman’?

The first season of “The Sandman” includes 10 episodes. All 10 were released on Netflix on August 5.

Has ‘The Sandman’ been renewed for a second season?

Netflix hasn’t officially renewed “The Sandman” for another season, but author Neil Gaiman and executive producer David S. Goyer told Den of Geek that writing for a second season is already underway.

Is ‘The Sandman’ based on a book?

Tom Sturridge as Morpheus blowing sand from his hand on Netflix "The Sandman."


“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.

The new Netflix series isn’t the first time “The Sandman” comics have come to life. The series was adapted as an audiobook by Audible with James McAvoy (“Split”) as Morpheus. It was also in development to become a feature film, but the project never came to fruition.

The first season of “The Sandman” will cover the first two volumes of the comic series. There are 10 volumes in total in its original print run and you can buy them all in paperback or digitally from stores like Amazon.

Is ‘The Sandman’ Marvel or DC?

“The Sandman” is a DC series published under the company’s Vertigo imprint for adult readers. Some Vertigo series are set in the DC universe, allowing characters to crossover with other DC comics, while other titles are set in their own worlds.

“The Sandman” comic features cameo appearances by some DC heroes, and “Sandman” characters have also appeared in series such as “The Justice League of America.”

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