Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman will be playing Constantine in the upcoming Netflix Sandman series.
In the comics, Constantine is a man who is encircled by a wreath of cigarette smoke, sorcery, and shame. John Constantine wields the dark arts to save his soul, as well as the earth itself. We have previously seen the character in his own solo film from 2005, with Keanu Reeves playing the titular Constantine. A Constantine tv show also aired on NBC for one season, with Matt Ryan in the lead role.
Coleman plays the character of Johanna Constantine. Johanna Constantine is the ancestor of John Constantine, everyone’s favorite occult detective. It is currently unclear what role Johanna plays in the series, though it seems likely that the character is supposed to be this show’s version of John Constantine.
JOHANNA CONSTANTINE – Eighteenth Century occult adventuress, John Constantine’s great-great-great grandmother. This Sandman character became so popular that she even had her own spin-off series. I created her to fill the role that John Constantine does in the past. When we broke down the first season, given that we knew that we would be encountering Johanna in the past, we wondered what would happen if we met a version of her in the present as well. We tried it and the script was sparkier, feistier, and in some ways even more fun. So having written her, we just had to cast her. Jenna Coleman (she/her) gave us the Johanna of our dreams – tough, brilliant, tricky, haunted and probably doomed.
Jenna Coleman is an English actress. She is best known for roles such as Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale, Clara Oswald in the science-fiction series Doctor Who, Queen Victoria in the period drama Victoria, Joanna Lindsay in the crime miniseries The Cry, and Marie-Andrée Leclerc in the crime miniseries The Serpent.
Coleman’s Constantine won’t be the only new addition to the cast: Constantine’s ex-girlfriend will also be in the series, played by Eleanor Fanyinka. Fanyinka plays Rachel, Constantine’s ex-girlfriend who stole a magical pouch from Constantine that is of great worth to Morpheus.
The rest of the new cast announcements include; Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Donna Preston as Despair, Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall, Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps, Niamh Walsh as Young Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis as John Dee, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew the Raven, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, and Sandra James Young as Unity Kincaid.
Coleman and Fanyinka will be joining Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, and Cassie Clare in the cast of The Sandman Netflix series.
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 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 has been filming since October 15th of 2020. The first season is currently set to debut in 2021.