The new adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s imagination begins to take shape. ” The Sandman,” one of his most celebrated comic series, will become a Netflix series, and the main cast has been officially confirmed this week. The project has been described by the platform as ” A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.” The story follows “Morpheus, the King of Dreams, as he mends cosmic – and human – mistakes he has made during his vast existence .”
Now we know that the person in charge of giving life to Morpheus will be Tom Sturridge, seen in films like ‘Far from the madding crowd’, ‘On the road’ and more recently in ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’. Along with him as the protagonist, we will see Gwendoline Christie, who won the hearts of the public as Brienne of Tarth in ‘Game of Thrones’ and now takes on the challenge of giving life to Lucifer. The villain of the story, The Corinthian, who is born as a nightmare created by Morpheus and has teeth instead of eyes behind his sunglasses, will be played by Boyd Holbrook (‘Narcos’).
Rounding out the cast are Vivienne Acheampong (‘The Witches’) as the librarian Lucienne, Asim Chaudhry (‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’) as Abel the First Victim, Sanjeev Bhaskar (‘Yesterday’) as Cain the First Predator, and Charles Dance (who was Tywin Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’) as the magician Roderick Burgess.
Despite this, fans have already noted on Twitter that in this first preview of the cast there is no Death (Death), so we have no doubt that Netflix has more surprises up its sleeve. Gaiman himself has written the script for the series with Allan Heinberg (‘Grey’s Anatomy’), as showrunner, and with executive producer David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”).
This first season will have a total of 11 episodes and will cover the comics ‘Preludes and Nocturnes’ and ‘A little more’, from DC Comics. In addition, a second season of the series is already in development.