Excuse us while we scream into the void: Netflix has announced the cast of The Sandman, their adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s legendary comic series. AHH! The all-star cast includes Tom Sturridge as Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, and more—keep scrolling to see the cast & character breakdowns (spoiler alert: They’re PERFECT).
For those of you who have yet to experience the dark & glorious tales of The Sandman, the story follows Dream—one of the seven Endless—as he seeks to repair the mistakes he’s made over his time in the universe and comes to terms with accepting the inevitability of change. The Sandman is so fantastical and richly layered that there are endless possibilities for this adaptation to draw from. And with a cast such as this, we know it’s about to blow our fragile lil’ minds. Stay tuned for more details…and we’ll leave you with the words of Neil Gaiman, who says of the new adaptation:
“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.”
Meet the cast of The Sandman:
- TOM STURRIDGE is DREAM, Lord of the Dreaming
- GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE is LUCIFER, Ruler of Hell
- VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is LUCIENNE, chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm
- BOYD HOLBROOK is THE CORINTHIAN, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store
- CHARLES DANCE is RODERICK BURGESS, Charlatan, blackmailer and magician
- ASIM CHAUDHRY is ABEL and SANJEEV BHASKAR is CAIN, the first victim and the first predator, residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.