'The Sandman' Netflix series will arrive on August 5th

The series based on the Neil Gaiman graphic novel also has a new trailer.

Netflix dropped a trailer for its upcoming series The Sandman, which is set to debut on August 5th.

The highly anticipated show is based on the popular graphic novels by Neil Gaiman from the nineties,

and features the likes of Tom Sturridge, Gwendolyn Christie, Stephen Fry and Patton Oswalt.

Netflix also announced today that Mark Hamill will be voicing the kingdom's resident handyman Merv Pumpkinhead.

The new trailer is less than two minutes long, but gives us a good glimpse at

how the show will recreate the mystical realms in which the story is set.

The Sandman follows the King of Dreams, also known as Morpheus (played by Sturridge)

after he escapes captivity and returns to his now suffering kingdom, the Dreaming.