Netflix and Neil Gaiman have drafted in two Game of Thrones stars as part of their newly created DC comic book series The Sandman. Both Gwendoline Christie and the esteemed Charles Dance have been cast in the new show.
The two actors will join the already impressive cast which boasts Tom Sturridge, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Asim Chaudry and Sanjeev Bhaskar in the new show based on Gaiman’s DC comic book series.
“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,” reads the official synopsis for the show.
Tom Sturridge is set to take the role of The Dream King while Gwendoline Christie will become Lucifer and Charles Dance taking on the role of Roderick Burgess — a magician and blackmailer.
Gaiman said in a statement: “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,” continued Gaiman.
“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.”
Given the noise that the Sandman TV Casting News has made, you might have missed something equally as cool and thrilling for Sandman Fans: MORE SANDMAN AUDIO! The Second AND Third installments are coming! SPREAD THE WORD.@audible_com @DirkMaggshttps://t.co/JiePKnRXU1 pic.twitter.com/1KhhUh8eWz— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) January 28, 2021