At long last Netflix has begun confirming the cast of its upcoming Sandman series based on Nail Gaiman’s award winning series.
Following endless rumors, the first cast confirmations are in for Sandman. Tom Sturridge (Sweetbitter) will be playing Morpheus/Dream, and is the only member of the Endless to be confirmed so far.
Joining the cast will be Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Lucifer, Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) as The Corinthian, Asim Chaundry (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) as Abel, Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday) as Cain, Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as Roderick Burgess.
Netflix describes the series as “A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.”
“For the last 33 years, the Sandman characters have breathed and walked around and talked in my head,” Neil Gaiman said in a statement. “I’m unbelievably happy that now, finally, they get to step out of my head and into reality. I can’t wait until the people out there get to see what we’ve been seeing as Dream and the rest of them take flesh, and the flesh belongs to some of the finest actors out there. This is astonishing, and I’m so grateful to the actors and to all of The Sandman collaborators — Netflix, Warner Bros., DC, to Allan Heinberg and David Goyer, and the legions of crafters and geniuses on the show — for making the wildest of all my dreams into reality.”
No premiere date has been announced for The Sandman as of yet.
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