‘The Sandman’: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance & More Join Cast Of Neil Gaiman’s Netflix Series
Netflix has announced the cast for their upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman‘, which sees Tom Sturridge take the lead alongside Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry & Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Based on the comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman, ‘The Sandman’ will be a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven. The series 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.
Tom Sturridge takes the lead as Dream (aka Morpheus), Lord Of The Dreaming. Sturridge is a Tony Award-winning actor, who has made numerous appearances in tv and film, in projects such as ‘Sweetbitter’, ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’, ‘The Hollow Crown’ and ‘The Boat That Rocked’.
Gwendoline Christie will play Lucifer, Ruler Of Hell. Christie is probably best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in ‘Game of Thrones’, and playing Captain Phasma in the ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Vivienne Acheampong plays Lucienne, chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm. Acheampong has starred in the tv series ‘Famalam’, along with popping up in episodes of ‘Death in Paradise’, ‘Doctors’ and ‘Holby City’. She also appeared in the recent movie ‘The Witches’.
Boyd Holbrook will play The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store. Holbrook starred in Netflix series ‘Narcos’, and most recently played the title role in Quibi’s ‘The Fugitive’. He also appeared in the films ‘Logan’, ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Predator’.
Charles Dance portrays Roderick Burgess, Charlatan, blackmailer and magician. Dance is a veteran actor of film and tv. Most recently he’s starred as Lord Mountbatten in ‘The Crown’, and in ITV miniseries ‘The Widow’. He is, of course, probably best known right now for his role as Tywin Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’.
Asim Chaudhry will play Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar portrays Cain, the first victim and the first predator, residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm. Chaudhry is probably best known for the tv series ‘People Just Do Nothing’, and more recently appeared in the Sky comedy ‘Hitmen’. Bhaskar is a well-known face on UK tv, from shows such as ‘The Kumars’, ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, ‘Sandylands’ and ‘Unforgotten’.
‘The Sandman’ is a new dark fantasy Netflix series based on The Sandman comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman (‘Good Omens’, ‘Coraline’). Gaiman is also an Executive Producer and Co-Writer. Allan Heinberg (‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’) serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. David S. Goyer (‘Batman Begins’, ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Foundation’) serves as Executive Producer and Goyer and Heinberg are also Co-Writers on the project. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
“For the last thirty-three years, the Sandman characters have breathed and walked around and talked in my head,” commented Gaiman “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.”
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