All the way back in 2019 — what seems like a lifetime ago— Neil Gailman’s The Sandman was picked up by Netflix. Over the past year and a half, news surrounding this exciting 11-episode production has been quiet. That is until now, though, as Netflix has finally released the cast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Sturridge will play Dream with Gwendoline Christie co-starring as Lucifer. Other actors we’ll be able to see in The Sandman include Vivenne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
As a major Game of Thrones fan myself, I am thrilled at the prospect of seeing Gwendolyn Christie and Charles Dance together in another television series and hope to see more interactions between the two. I don’t think they had any at all in Game of Thrones, but they are two of my favorite characters, so fingers crossed for The Sandman!
As far as The Sandman goes, Netflix describes it as:
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.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Gaiman and Allan Heinberg will be co-writing The Sandman, with Davd S. Goyer as an executive producer from Warner Bros. Television.
Gaiman said 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. 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.
Fans of Neil Gaiman and Game of Thrones rejoice — this is beginning to sound like the adaptation we have all been waiting for.