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Where was The Sandman filmed on Netflix?

The Sandman, a Netflix superhero drama series developed by Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg, is based on the legendary DC comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The title character, also known as “Morpheus” and “Dream”, who has the ability to influence all dreams, is the main subject of the story. However, Dream is captured during an occult ritual in 1916 and kept there for more than a century. After being imprisoned for many years, he must embark on a journey across different universes and timelines to make amends for everything that caused his absence and bring peace and order back to his kingdom.

Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong and Boyd Holbrook are among the superhero series’ top actors and actresses, excelling in their individual roles on screen. Additionally, the relatively dark undertone used throughout the series against the foreboding settings of multiple realms, including Hell, adds to the exciting and dramatic narrative. It makes sense you’d be interested in learning more about the actual locations the series was filmed in. Allow us to give you all the information you need in this case!


Locations for filming The Sandman

England serves as the backdrop for The Sandman, specifically Greater London, Surrey, Watford, Poole and Sussex. The COVID-19 epidemic caused a delay in the Netflix series’ filming schedule, which was originally scheduled to begin in late May 2020. Principal filming for the first version eventually began in October 2020 and, after a few months’ delay, was completed in August 2021. The epidemic restricted the production team even further, as it was only allowed to film in the UK. Now let’s travel to the exact locations featured in the series and follow Dream as he travels to other realms!

English Greater London

Some key scenes for the superhero series were filmed in Greater London, an administrative region of England overseen by the Greater London Authority. Canary Wharf was used as a stand-in for New York for the first season because the cast and crew were unable to film the sequences filmed there on location. On the Isle of Dogs in London’s Tower Hamlets is a place called Canary Wharf. In June 2021, the production team reportedly taped some significant sequences for The Sandman season 1 in and around Richmond Green and Pembroke Villas.


Hampshire, UK

The film crew will set up camp in Surrey, a county in south-east England that borders Greater London to the north-east, to film additional segments of The Sandman. They use the resources of Shepperton Studios on Studios Road. The studio is a good production location for all types of film projects as it offers 14 stages, 10 acres of backlot land and thousands of square feet of workshop space.

Guildford Cathedral on Stag Hill, Guildford, reportedly remained closed to the general public for more than two weeks in February 2021 as the cast and crew of the Netflix series filmed some pivotal scenes for the first season. Hankley Common also appears to represent the show’s depiction of Hell. It is a Surrey nature reserve and a well-known film location.


Other English locations

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden captured some key scenes for The Sandman. Located on Warner Drive in Leavesden, Watford, the studio complex offers a total of 19 stages ranging in size from 10,800 square feet to 48,800 square feet. With more than 55 hectares, it is considered one of the largest backlots in all of Europe.

At Sandbanks Beach, located on Banks Road in Poole, the cast and crew were seen filming several key sequences for the first part in late March 2021. Petworth, a small town and civil parish in the Chichester Borough of West Sussex, also served as a key production location for the first season of The Sandman, with its charming lanes and cobblestone lanes.