Not every big-budget DC series is heading to HBO Max in 2022. We’ve just gotten a closer look at Netflix’s ambitious and extremely expensive adaptation of The Sandman. The first Sandman trailer showcases many of the key heroes and villains who will shape the story in Season 1 of the Netflix show. But don’t worry if you can’t tell Dream from Desire from Jenna Coleman’s Johanna Constantine. We’re here to break down all the familiar faces in this new footage so you’re ready for The Sandman when it drops in August 2022. The trailer opens with several shots of Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, the main protagonist of the series and the titular Sandman himself. Morpheus is also known as Dream. One of the seven immortal beings known as The Endless, Morpheus rules over a realm called The Dreaming, which is shaped by the dreams of mortals. While executive producer Neil Gaiman has hinted the series isn’t exactly a 1: 1 adaptation of the comics, it definitely looks as though Season 1 will follow the events of the first Sandman graphic novel, Preludes and Nocturnes. For more on all these characters, plus The Corinthian, Matthew the Raven, and Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar, watch our full The Sandman trailer breakdown.