Netflix Brings Sandman to life. We now know who will play Dream, Lucifer, and other major characters in the long-awaited live-action comic book adaptation by Netflix, The Sandman.
As Netflix brings Sandman to life, we get a glimpse at the cast. It has been announced that Tony-nominated actor Tom Sturridge is officially set to star as Dream. The show will also add Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Gwendoline Christie will play Lucifer, the ruler of Hell whom Dream must visit shortly after his escape, while Vivienne Acheampong will play Lucienne, chief librarian of The Dreaming and Dream’s most trusted lieutenant. Now fans have some faces to match to names ahead of the long-awaited debut of a comic adaptation.
Originally created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, The Sandman is about Dream, the anthropomorphic embodiment of storytelling, and what he decides to do with his immortal life after escaping a decades-long captivity at the hands of human sorcerers and returning to his realm in The Dreaming.
The Sandman is far from a solo story. A major reason that the comic is so beloved is because of its colorful cast of supporting characters.
There have been many attempts to adapt The Sandman as a film, with Gaiman and Goyer having penned the most recent attempt. 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.”
The Sandman is far from a solo story. A major reason the comic is so beloved is because of its colorful cast of supporting characters. The comic was originally ordered to be a series at Netflix in 2019 with a 10-episode commitment.