Netflix’s “The Sandman” series has added Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar to its cast.
Tom Sturridge is playing Dream, Lord of the Dreaming. Sturridge is known for his work in On the Road, Far from the Madding Crowd, Pirate Radio, and Waiting for Forever. Upcoming projects include Waiting For Forever, Junkhearts, On The Road and now, The Sandman.
Gwendoline Christie who plays Lucifer, Ruler of Hell, is known for her work on Game of Thrones, the recent Star Wars movies, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Vivienne Acheampong is playing Lucienne, chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm. Acheampong is known for The Witches, Death in Paradise and The Emily Atack Show.
The Corinthian actor Boyd Holbrook is an actor and fashion model wo has appeared in films such as Milk, Out of the Furnace, Gone Girl, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Run All Night and in the Netflix series Narcos. The Corinthian is described as an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store
Charles Dance plays Roderick Burgess: Charlatan, blackmailer and magician. Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Some of his most high-profile roles include; Tywin Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3, the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold, Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game and William Randolph Hearst in Mank.
Asim Chaudhry is Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar is Cain, the first victim and the first predator, residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm. Chaudhry is an award-winning actor and writer from West London known for co-creating the hit show ‘People Just Do Nothing’. Chaudhry co-wrote and played Terry Patel in ‘Hoff The Record’. In 2018, Bhaskar is an actor and writer, known for Yesterday, Absolutely Anything, and London Boulevard.
The Sandman series is based on a comic book written by Neil Gaiman of the same name. The main character of The Sandman is Dream, also known as Morpheus, who is one of the seven Endless. The other Endless are Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium (formerly Delight), and Destruction. The series is famous for Gaiman’s trademark use of anthropomorphic personification of various metaphysical entities, while also blending mythology and history in its horror setting within the DC Universe. The Sandman is a story about stories and how Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, is captured and subsequently learns that sometimes change is inevitable.
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 Sandman was picked up to series by Netflix back in 2019. According to comic creator Neil Gaiman, The Sandman series will be taking place in the modern-day. Gaiman promised fans in a Reddit AMA that the series will be faithful to the comics. On Twitter, Gaiman stated that the first season will have 11 episodes.
The Sandman has been filming since October 15th of 2020. The first season is currently set to debut in 2021.