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Netflix's 'The Sandman' Confirms Release Date in Eerie Trailer

The Sandman, adapted from Neil Gaiman's comic book series, is coming to Netflix on Aug. 5.

The Sandman has a release date. 

A new trailer for Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman was released Monday. The trailer sets up Dream (Tom Sturridge) grappling with the decay that ensued after a stretch where he was absent. Now, he must repair damage to both the dreaming and waking worlds. 

The trailer comes with a release date for the series: Aug. 5. It also shows glimpses of other cast members, including Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis and Patton Oswalt.

Netflix also revealed Mark Hamill will be voicing a character called Merv Pumpkinhead.

The Sandman is based on Neil Gaiman's comic book series, which ran from 1989 to 1996. It tells the story of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams.