We are very happy to share the official cast with you for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s “The Sandman!” Allan Heinberg (“Wonder Woman,” “Grey’s Anatomy“) and David S. Goyer (“The Dark Knight, Man of Steel“) co-write the script, and will serve as executive producers, and Heinberg is showrunning.
Gaiman offered a new quote about the news: “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.”
And, we got an official synopsis for “The Sandman,” too:
“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.“
TOM STURRIDGE is DREAM
Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming.
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE is LUCIFER
Ruler of Hell
BOYD HOLBROOK is THE CORINTHIAN
an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is LUCIENNE
Chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm
CHARLES DANCE is RODERICK BURGESS
Charlatan, blackmailer and magician
ASIM CHAUDHRY is ABEL
The first victim, resident and loyal subject of the Dream Realm.
SANJEEV BHASKAR is CAIN
The predator, resident and loyal subject of the Dream Realm.