During a promotional video for Netflix‘s upcoming June Geek Week event, the streaming giant unveiled a new glimpse at their upcoming live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman, giving us a look at Gwendoline Christie‘s character Lucifer (no connection to the Lucifer TV series).
In the video, Tom Sturridge, who is playing Dream of the Endless, says “Oh right, and Sandman’s coming. Trust me.” At the end of the video we see Lucifer in a brief but tense interaction with Dream in Hell.
The series is “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 series, which Gaiman will executive produce, also stars Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Donna Preston as Despair, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Niamh Walsh as Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis as John Dee, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, Razane Jamma as Lyta Hall, Sandra James Young as Unity Kinkaid, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, and Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven.
Gaiman’s Sandman was first published in 1989 by Vertigo and since gone on to inspire series, such as Netflix’s “Lucifer”, movies, and more.
While the premiere date has yet to be announced, “Sandman” is expected to premiere later this year. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, watch the first teaser trailer for the series here.
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