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Netflix casts Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Boyd Holbrook + more in ‘The Sandman’ adaptation

Netflix has finally unveiled the star-studded cast for the highly anticipated dark fantasy adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s iconic DC Comic Book Series, The Sandman.

British actor Tom Sturridge joins the cast as Dream, Lord of the Dreaming with Game of Thrones allum Gwendoline Christie poised as Lucifer, ruler of hell(!)

Her GOT co-star Charles Dance has been revealed to play Roderick Burgess, described as a “charlatan, blackmailer and magician.” While Vivienne Acheampong will play Lucienne, the “chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm”

Narcos star Boyd Holbrook is The Corinthian “an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store” while Asim Chaudrey is Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar is Cain, “the first victim and the first predator, residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.”

Neil Gaiman commented: “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. 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.”

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 is a new dark fantasy Netflix series based on The Sandman comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, Coraline). Gaiman is also an Executive Producer and Co-Writer. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.