Netflix has revealed the full main cast for its adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book series The Sandman!
The live-action series will star Tom Sturridge (Velvet Buzzsaw) as Dream, Lord of the Dreaming; Gwendoline Christie (In Fabric) as Lucifer, Ruler of Hell; Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm; Boyd Holbrook (The Predator) as The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store; Charles Dance (Alien³) as Roderick Burgess, a charlatan, blackmailer, and magician; and Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Unforgotten) as Abel and Cain, the first victim and the first predator, residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.
Described 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. Gaiman co-wrote the series with David S. Goyer (Terminator: Dark Fate) and Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman), the latter of whom also serves as showrunner.
In a statement, Gaiman said: “For the last thirty-three years, the Sandman characters have breathed and walked around and talked in my head. 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.”
We’ll bring you more news about the series as we hear it.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)