Netflix has announced another group of actors who are joining their adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, which is currently yin production.
As previously announced, “Game Of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie will lead the cast as Lucifer, Ruler Of Hell along with Tom Sturridge as Dream, the Lord Of The Dreaming.
Now joining the series is “The Good Place”‘s Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, the sister of Sturridge’s Dream. David Thewlis, Patton Oswalt, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, and Sandra James Young are also among the new castmembers announced on Wednesday.
The rest of the previously-announced cast includes Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Vivienne Acheampong and Sanjeeve Bhaskar.
Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, Joely Richardson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Niamh Walsh, Kyo Ra, Razane Jammal, and Sandra James Young will co-star alongside Tom Sturridge and Gwendolyn Christie in The Sandman! pic.twitter.com/tlQ97I0xyS
— Netflix (@netflix) May 26, 2021
Announced over a year ago, the fantasy series is based on fan-favourite The Sandman comic book series created for DC by Gaiman, who will serve as executive producer on the series.
“For the last 33 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,” Gaiman says of the casting news in a statement from Netflix. “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.”
So there are now a few answers to the casting questions. For those who like mysteries, Sandman is huge, and the cast is enormous. And there are many mysteries remaining. pic.twitter.com/9jKmtPfNtH
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) January 28, 2021
The series will blend modern myths and dark fantasy elements to weave together contemporary fiction, historical drama and legends. According to the official logline, “The Sandman” will follow “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.”