The main cast has been announced for the live action series of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel “Sandman” which is being produced by Netflix and Warner Bros. TV. The series will be made up from 10 (plus one) episodes with Gaiman, Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) and David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) co-writing the first episode.
The cast announcement today includes Tom Sturridge, Vivienne Acheampong, Charles Dance and more. You can see the cast and information below.
Tom Sturridge (“On The Road”, “Velvet Buzzsaw”)
Gaiman: So Morpheus, aka Dream of the Endless, is Tom Sturridge. Let’s just say that he’s perfect for the role.
Vivienne Acheampong (“The Witches”, “Death in Paradise”)
Chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm.Gaiman: One of my favourite changes from the Sandman comic. Our Lucien has become a Lucienne, and Vivienne brings the wise librarian of dreams to pointy-eared life.
Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”, “Mank”)
Charlatan, blackmailer and magician.Gaiman: In Sandman Roderick Burgess is more than just a charlatan and a magician. He also blackmails people. And he captures the Lord of Dreams, while trying to do something else. He’s Charles Dance…
Asim Chaudhry (“People Just Do Nothing”)
The first victim.Gaiman: Asim Chadhry is Abel in the Netflix Sandman – he’s hilarious and tragic.
Sanjeev Bhaskar (“Horrible Histories”, “Good Omens”)
The first predator.Gaiman: Cain is the first murderer. He is Abel’s brother, locked in a monstrous double act.
Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”, “The Predator”)
Escaped nightmare.Gaiman: This is a photo of Boyd Holbrook. It is not a photo of the character in Sandman that he will be playing, the Corinthian. For those who are wondering how I can tell, it’s something about the eyes.
Gwendoline Christie (“Star Wars: Episode VII”, “Game of Thrones”)
Ruler of Hell.Gaiman: Casting Lucifer was a delight. I’m so very glad that Gwendoline is the Ruler of Hell in Sandman on Netflix.
Sandman, published by Vertigo (part of DC), is a horror / fantasy series about Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, who is one of the seven ‘Endless’. The Endless are a powerful group of siblings that also includes Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium.
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.