Today we finally got some updates for the upcoming new dark fantasy Netflix series, The Sandman. This is based on the iconic comic book series that was created for DC by Neil Gaiman. Some of his other fantastic work includes Good Omens and Coraline. The update comes in the form of the announcement of the cast.
Leading the cast of The Sandman is Tom Sturridge as Dream, Lord of the Dreaming. Gwendoline Christie will play the Ruler of Hell, Lucifer. Vivienne Acheampong will play Lucienne, chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm. Boyd Holbrook will play The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare that wishes to taste all the world has in store. Charles Dance is Roderick Burgess, who is described as a charlatan, blackmailer, and magician. Asim Chaudhry will play Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar will play Cain. The first victim and the first predator. Residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.
Gaiman will also serve as executive producer on The Sandman along with Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer. Heinberg is also going to be serving as showrunner and co-writer along with Goyer. This series is being produced by Warner Bros. Television.
Here is the logline for The Sandman provided by Netflix:
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 also provided a comment along with this announcement for the series.“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.”
What do you think of the casting for The Sandman? Let us know in the comment section below! Currently, there is no release date for the series.