The Sandman Neil Gaiman Series Behind Netflix Show!

We cannot wait for the new show – starring Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar! So, we decided to binge the whole book series (again). And yes, it is totally worth it. If you’re like us and counting down the days until it’s release, then The Sandman Neil Gaiman novels will fill the void in your heart. So, check them out now!

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About The Sandman

The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman with artwork provided by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, Bryan Talbot, and Michael Zulli. It was published by DC Comics with the cover art provided by Dave Mckean. Having received critical acclaim The Sandman is one of the only few graphic novels to appear on the New York Times bestseller list.

The story of the Sandman follows Morpheus, also known as Dream as the titular Sandman. Morpheus or Dream is one of seven Endless (along with Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction). The series blends mythology, history and horror in the DC universe.

About The Netflix Show

The Sandman TV show will premiere on Netflix on August 5 with all ten episodes being released on the same day. The series was developed and produced by David S. Goyer, Allan Heinberg and Neil Gaiman himself. The show will be starring:

Tom Sturridge as Morpheus/Dream
Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar
Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne
Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian
Charles Dance as Sir Roderick Burgess
Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
Asim Chaudhry as Abel
Donna Preston as Despair
Mason Alexander Park as Desire
Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
Stephen Fry as Gilbert
Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall
Sandra James-Young as Unity Kinkaid
Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps
Niamh Walsh as young Ethel Cripps
David Thewlis as Dr. John Dee
Kyo Ra as Rose Walker

There will also be voice acting from Mark Hamill, Lenny Henry and Patton Oswalt. Jenna Coleman will be playing two versions of the same character – one is Lady Johanna Constantine an eighteenth century ancestor and she also plays her present day descendant, an occult detective based on John Constantine.

According to Neil Gaiman the TV series has stayed true to the graphic novels.

The Sandman Graphic Novels In Order

Here is the recommended reading order of The Sandman graphic novels:

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Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes

An occultist is attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life. But instead she traps her brother Dream. After his 70 year imprisonment and escape, Dream – also known as Morpheus – goes on a quest for his lost objects of power.

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Volume 2: The Doll’s House

During Morpheus’ incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers. And the world itself.

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Volume 3: Dream Country

Meet the mother of Morpheus’ son. Find out what cats dream about. Discover the true origin behind Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. In this collection of four short stories, discover the rest of the Sandman world.

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Volume 4: Season Of Mists

Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a women who love him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell to rescue his banished love.

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Volume 5: A Game Of You

Take an apartment house, a drag queen, a lesbian couple, talking animals (and a talking severed head), a confused heroine, and the deadly Cuckoo. And stir in a hurricane and Morpheus himself to get the fifth installment of The Sandman.

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Volume 6: Fables & Reflections

Morpheus delves into the dreams of Augustus Caesar, Cain and Abel, Marco Polo, Orpheus, and many more. Discover more about the Sandman world in this collection of short stories!

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Volume 7: Brief Lives

Delirium prevails upon her brother Dream to help find their missing sibling, Destruction. Their subsequent odyssey through the waking world and confrontation with Destruction will change the family forever.

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Volume 8: World’s End

Wayfarers from throughout time, myth and imagination seek shelter from the fury of a reality storm in the welcoming halls of a mysterious inn. As they wait out the tempest raging around them, the travellers share stories of the places they’ve been. And those that they have dreamed.

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Volume 9: The Kindly Ones

The Kindly Ones have many names: The Erinyes. The Eumenides. The Direa. The Furies. They do not rest until the crimes they seek to punish are washed clean with blood. It is to them that Lyta Hall turns to when her baby is taken from her. And Dream of the Endless becomes their target.

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Volume 10: The Wake

Ancient gods, old friends and enemies alike gather to pay tribute to a fallen king. In the aftermath, echoes of Morpheus reverberate, touching a man who refuses to die, a Chinese sage lost in a desert of dreams and an aging William Shakespeare, who must fulfill one last obligation.

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Volume 11: Endless Nights

Return to the realm of Dreaming with seven remarkable stories – one for each member of the Endless family. By turns haunting, bittersweet, erotic, and nightmarish, these provocative tales range across space and time to reveal strange secrets and surprising truths about the immortal siblings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the story of The Sandman by Neil Gaiman?

The Sandman story follows Morpheus, also known as Dream as the titular Sandman. Morpheus or Dream is one of seven Endless (along with Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction). The series blends mythology, history and horror in the DC universe.

Where can I watch the Sandman series?

The Sandman series will be available to stream on Netflix from August 5.

What order should I read Sandman?

The reading order of The Sandman is as follows:

  1. Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
  2. Volume 2: The Doll House
  3. Volume 3: Dream Country
  4. Volume 4: Season Of Mists
  5. Volume 5: A Game Of You
  6. Volume 6: Fables & Reflections
  7. Volume 7: Brief Lives
  8. Volume 8: World’s End
  9. Volume 9: The Kindly Ones
  10. Volume 10: The Wake
  11. Volume 11: Endless Nights

How many issues of The Sandman are there?

There are 75 issues of The Sandman, they can be read as volumes, which are spread over 11 graphic novels.

How many volumes are in The Sandman series?

There are 11 volumes in The Sandman series. The order is as follows:

  1. Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
  2. Volume 2: The Dollhouse
  3. Volume 3: Dream Country
  4. Volume 4: Season Of Mists
  5. Volume 5: A Game Of You
  6. Volume 6: Fables & Reflections
  7. Volume 7: Brief Lives
  8. Volume 8: World’s End
  9. Volume 9: The Kindly Ones
  10. Volume 10: The Wake
  11. Volume 11: Endless Nights

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