World news – Neil Gaiman’s « Sandman » sets Netflix cast: Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook and more


A Game of Thrones meeting is confirmed for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s « The Sandman » as streaming giant Gwendoline has announced Christie and Charles Dance as official cast members. Netflix has also confirmed Tom Sturridge, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Asim Chaudhry and Sanjeem Bhaskar to appear on the series. Holbrook is a Netflix veteran starring Narcos and Robert Rodriguez’s family film We Can Be Heroes, which Netflix has already announced a sequel to.

Netflix’s official synopsis for « The Sandman » reads: « One rich mix of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.  » The Sandman « follows the people and places hit by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he fixes the cosmic – and human – mistakes he made during his vast existence. »

Gaiman is executive producer of the adaptation alongside David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg. The creative team has long tried to bring « The Sandman » to the screen, including a failed film adaptation in 2013 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The upcoming television adaptation was adapted by Gaiman and Heinberg, the latter of which Patty Jenkins wrote the first « Wonder Woman » film.


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« For the past 33 years, the Sandman characters have breathed and walked around and talked in my head, » Gaiman said in a statement announcing the casting call. « I’m incredibly happy that they can finally step out of my head into reality now. I can’t wait for people out there to see what we saw as a dream and the rest of them are taking meat and hearing the meat some of the best actors out there. « 

Gaiman continued, » This is amazing, and I am the actors and everyone on ‘The Sandman’ – Netflix, Warner Bros., DC, Allan Heinberg and David Goyer and the Legions by craftsmen and geniuses very grateful to the show – to turn the wildest of all my dreams into reality. “

BOYD HOLBROOK is THE CORINTHIAN, an escaped nightmare who wants to try everything the world has in store

ASIM CHAUDHRY is ABEL and SANJEEV BHASKAR is CAIN, the first victim and the first predator, resident and loyal subjects of the dream realm.

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