Netflix has dropped another trailer for it's imminent adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic series.
Sandman ran for 75 issues (collected as 10 graphic novels) from 1989 to 1996, ending its run as one of the most acclaimed comic and graphic novel series in history. It won a World Fantasy Award, two Bram Stoker Awards and multiple Eisner Awards, and was nominated for a Hugo Award. It also elevated Neil Gaiman into becoming an international superstar, one of science fiction and fantasy's most respected authors.
The comic tells the story of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, one of the seven Endless. The Endless are godlike personifications of certain ideals, such as Death, Despair and Delight. Morpheus is imprisoned by a human sorcerer at the start of the series, leading to decades of chaos as his realm falls into disrepair in his absence. Escaping, Morpheus has to set his realm to rights and then deal with various adversaries, including serial killers, a living weapon and Lucifer themselves.
The Sandman launches on Netflix on 5 August.