Neil Gaiman has dropped another teaser about Netflix’s highly-anticipated The Sandman, ahead of its launch in just a few days.
The highly-anticipated series, which comes after the success of Prime Video’s Good Omens adaptation, will feature a star-studded cast including Tom Sturridge (Dream), Jenna Coleman (Johanna Constantine), Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer), Charles Dance (Roderick Burgess), David Thewlis (John Dee), and Stephen Fry (Gilbert).
After the trailer has already left fans eager for more, the comic creator has hinted that there is far more yet to come after the first ten episodes drop.
Speaking on Sky News this morning, Neil teased: ‘At the end of the day, Sandman is a story about stories. And it’s a giant meta-story in which other stories occur, but that also allows us to do some fabulous things.
‘For example, in the whole of season one of Sandman, there aren’t really two episodes that are like each other – we get to do things that are horror, and we get to do beautiful historic episodes, we get to do stuff that takes through all sorts of different genre and story.’
He continued: ‘You get to do giant stories that are magical and weird, and then you get to do much more personal stories – you get to meet his family because when I started making the character up, I thought, “Where does he come from? Are there more like him?” and decided there were seven of them.’
When asked if there was going to be a series two or three, as Neil had already addressed the programme as ‘series one,’ he replied: ‘What’s lovely about Sandman, is we’ve taken the first two volumes basically, the first two books.
‘Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll’s House are the first ten episodes.
‘So it absolutely can keep going, we’ve got a lot more story… There were 3000 pages of Sandman altogether, and we have told the first 400 pages.
‘So we have a way to go.
Previously, Neil has reassured fans that The Sandman screen adaptation will stay faithful to the book, teasing at San Diego Comic Con: ‘No one has wanted to change what I did.’
Showrunner Allan Heinberg said he wanted to stay ‘as faithful to the book as possible,’ and that Netflix ‘has been incredibly supportive of that mission.’
If the teaser is anything to go by, the adaptation will be intensely thrilling, as the 10-episode series is described by Netflix as a ‘rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.’
The Sandman is arriving on Netflix on August 5