Netflix has revealed who will take on some of Neil Gaiman’s most iconic characters in the streaming service’s adaptation of The Sandman!
The new fantasy series will star Tom Sturridge (Dream), Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer), Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne), Boyd Holbrook (The Corinthian), Charles Dance (Roderick Burgess), Asim Chaudhry (Abel), and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain).
“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. 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.” – Neil Gaiman
The Sandman is a comic book series created by Gaiman that has become a modern classic, with many previous attempts at adaptation not making it past the pre-production stages. This version will be a 10 episode series written by Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg. There is no word yet on a release date or shooting schedule for the series.