As the culmination of its first day of Geeked Week, Netflix has revealed the first trailer and the release date of one of its undisputed most powerful bets for this year. At least, in terms of cult following: ‘The Sandman’, the series based on the masterful classic of the fantasy comics of the eighties, will arrive on August 5.
To whet your appetite, a good part of the cast and some of those responsible have talked about the difficulty of an adaptation of this magnitude and how difficult it is to stay true to the spirit. have been revealed a few posters of characters from the series, and some of them will undoubtedly make people talk, like the fearsome Corinthian or the Johanna Constantine who will be the new incarnation of the legendary Hellblazer.
Specific changes aside, the truth is that the trailer breathes a very considerable fidelity to the spirit and aesthetics of the comic, although it remains to be seen if he has been able to replicate the strange sensitivity and peculiar sense of humor of Neil Gaiman. Those responsible for him Allan Heinberg, director of the series, and Gaiman himself have guaranteed that this has been the case in the interviews that Netflix has done.
In addition to all this, the presentation has brought an unexpected surprise: the confirmation that Mark Hamill has voiced Merv Pumpkinhead, one of the most beloved and unique characters in the comic series. According to Gaiman, he works perfectly as the voice of sanity in the face of such nonsense and makes a delightful comic pairing with the raven Matthew, who is voiced by Patton Oswalt.