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Netflix premiered The Sandman's teaser at Comic-Con on Saturday.

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The TV version of Neil Gaiman's graphic novel series debuts August 5.

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Tom Sturridge's Sandman (Dream) encounters nightmares while navigating turmoil brought on by the Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook) and Lucifer (Gwendoline Christie).

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The Corinthian is a terrifying creature that Dream creates in his thoughts; Lucifer is the devil.

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Patton Oswalt voices Matthew the Raven in the 10-episode series' teaser, along with Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Dream's sister Death, and Mason Alexander Park as Death's sibling Desire.

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Charles Dance, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Donna Preston, Vanesu Samunyai (previously "Kyo Ra"), John Cameron Mitchell, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, Sandra James-Young and Razane Jammal also appear.

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Gaiman didn't want his comic book series adapted for television for more than 30 years, but he's agreed to work with Netflix. The first season will be based on the first two graphic novels in the series.

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Season 1 is basically the first two graphic novels, "Preludes and Nocturnes" and "The Doll's House," noted Gaiman in a news statement.

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When we run into writing problems, we ask, "What occurred in the comic?"

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Who told that? This usually gets us out of trouble.

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