The Sandman Netflix series cast announced

The Sandman CastThe Sandman CastNetflix has just announced the main cast of The Sandman, its upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy.

Based on Gaiman’s comic book series of the same name, The Sandman is a television series that will be executively produced by Gaiman himself, Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer.

According to a report by Deadline, the members of the cast of this highly-anticipated series include a couple of Game of Thrones alums. Initially, The Sandman was set to be a feature film directed by and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt but he eventually left after creative differences.

The cast and their character descriptions are as follows:

  • TOM STURRIDGE is DREAM, Lord of the Dreaming
  • 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.

Here is the official synopsis of the show:

“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.”

Gaiman shared this statement expressing his excitement about the 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.”

No official release date has been announced yet for The Sandman.