Shutterstock - Tom Sturridge - Kathy Hutchins
Shutterstock - Tom Sturridge - Kathy Hutchins

It looks as though Netflix may be closing in on who will play Dream in its upcoming Sandman series.

According to a report from Collider, Netflix is in talks with Tom Sturridge to play the role of Dream. The casting, no matter who it is, needs to come together fairly quickly as filming is scheduled to begin in three weeks.

The report goes on to say that Sturridge tested earlier in 2020 along with Tom York (Poldark) and Colin Morgan (Merlin) for the role, so the negotiations are not being done without knowledge of what he will bring to the role.

Sturridge is known for an assortment of roles in projects such as Far from the Madding Crowd and the Starz series Sweetbitter.

Sandman has an 11-episode order currently at Netflix. Production was set to have already begun, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed production. Neil Gaiman is writing along with David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg with the latter serving as showrunner.

No release date has been announced for Sandman as of yet.

SOURCE: Collider
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