The Sandman: Season 1

The Sandman: Season 1

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Series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic fantasy comic series starring Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday), Tom Sturridge (Velvet Buzzsaw), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place) and Jenna Coleman (The Serpent) alongside Game of Thrones' Charles Dance and Gwendoline Christie as well as comedy greats Stephen Fry and Patton Oswalt. More

A blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic—and human—mistakes he's made during his vast existence.

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2022Rating: R18+, High impact blood and gore, violence, fantasy themesUSAWarner Bros., DC Entertainment
DramaFantasyScience Fiction

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Sleep of the Just

While searching for an escaped nightmare in the waking world,... More Morpheus falls prey to Roderick Burgess, an occultist looking to summon and imprison Death.

EPISODE 1.2

Imperfect Hosts

Morpheus begins his quest to find his tools of power... More — his sand, ruby and helm — by paying a visit to a pair of notoriously dysfunctional brothers.

EPISODE 1.3

Dream a Little Dream of Me

Morpheus tracks down the last-known person in possession of his... More sand — and receives an unexpected lesson on humanity. Ethel pays a visit to her son.

EPISODE 1.4

A Hope in Hell

A lead on the whereabouts of his helm compels Morpheus... More to seek an audience with Lucifer. A confused John receives a helping hand from a good Samaritan.

EPISODE 1.5

24/7

With Morpheus caught off guard, John settles in at a... More diner to watch the people around him — and put his theory about truth and lies to a terrifying test.

EPISODE 1.6

The Sound of Her Wings

Feeling a bit rudderless, Morpheus shadows his hard-working big sister,... More who offers him advice and encourages him to reconnect with an old acquaintance.

EPISODE 1.7

The Doll's House

Lucienne comes to Morpheus with disturbing news. Rose Walker goes... More in search of family. Admirers of the Corinthian's work scheme to get his attention.

EPISODE 1.8

Playing House

As Morpheus closes in on one of his missing creations,... More Rose ramps up efforts to locate her brother — and unwittingly makes a friend's dream come true.

EPISODE 1.9

Collectors

Odd disturbances shake up The Dreaming, Rose sets out on... More a road trip with a new friend, and The Corinthian arrives with a guest at a creepy convention.

EPISODE 1.10

Lost Hearts

As the Dream vortex grows more powerful and the walls... More between the realms weaken, Rose must make a difficult choice. Morpheus confronts The Corinthian.

The Sandman: Season 1 | Reviews

85%73 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This dark, engrossing comic book adaptation is utterly lavish, and features an emotional depth that’s almost unheard of in fantasy epics.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This is damning with faint praise, but Netflix’s The Sandman... is one of those “this is as close as anyone could’ve hoped for” adaptations.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Tom Sturridge, not yet a major name, is pitch-perfect in making Morpheus flesh and blood...

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Independent

Independent

For better or worse (and let’s face it, it’s for worse) The Sandman is aimed squarely at comic-book fans.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The cast is the stuff of dreams.

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Variety

Variety

Rest assured: Netflix’s The Sandman hews unusually close to its source material in terms of content.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A perfectly fine adaptation that prioritises fidelity over creativity.

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IGN

IGN

It’s as faithful of an adaptation as it could be, and, outside of the fact that it may go over a few new viewers’ heads, it’s just about perfect.

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USA Today

USA Today

Excruciatingly slow and dull if not outright boring, Sandman is a perplexing failure.

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The Times

The Times

Well-starred, boosted by an excellent cast... and steeped in menace (and a lot of swearing).

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The Sandman: Season 1 | Release Details

The Sandman: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.