The Sandman Teaser Trailer, Plus Mark Hamill Joins Cast

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Lots of news is coming in today for The Sandman, the highly anticipated live-action Netflix series based on the Neil Gaiman graphic novel of the same name. There’s the teaser trailer, a release date announcement, new posters, and casting news.

The Sandman Teaser Trailer

When Will The Sandman Be Released?

The Sandman premieres worldwide on Netflix on August 5, 2022.

Mark Hamill Casting

Merv Pumpkinhead from The Dreaming #2

Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg and the cast were at the Geeked Week panel, and they revealed the official teaser trailer along with news that Mark Hamill is voicing Merv Pumpkinhead.

In the comics, Merv Pumpkinhead is the wise-cracking janitor who works for Dream. In the Dreaming, he is tasked with managing construction, maintenance, and demolition jobs. His head is a pumpkin and his outfit and body resemble a scarecrow.

The Sandman Posters

Two new posters have been released for the series. Check them out below.

Tom Sturridge on The Sandman


Tom Sturridge (Dream) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Death) on Netflix’s The Sandman. #thesandman #netflixseries #tomsturridge #kirbyhowellbaptiste

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About The Sandman

Logline: When the Sandman, aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.

Allan Heinberg is the showrunner, writer and executive producer with David S. Goyer and Neil Gaiman as executive producers and writers.

The series stars Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Vanesu Samunyai (formerly known as “Kyo Ra”), John Cameron Mitchell, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, Sandra James Young, Razane Jammal and Mark Hamill

The Sandman will premiere on Netflix on August 5 and will have 10 1-hour episodes.

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