Netflix’s has now announced the full cast for the upcoming series adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s comic book “The Sandman“.
The most recent additions to the cast include Tom Sturridge (Velvet Buzzsaw) who will play Dream. Gwendoline Christi (“Game of Thrones”) who will play Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong (“The Witches”) who will play Lucienne, chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm. Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) will play magician and blackmailer Roderick Burgess. Boyd Holbrook (“Narcos”) will star as The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store. Asim Chaudhry will play Abel with Sanjeev Bhaskar playing as Cain, Variety reports.
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,” Gaiman said. “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.”
Gaiman is co-writing the series along with David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg who will also be executive producing. Heinberg is serving as showrunner.