It looks like Netflix’s episodic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic book series, The sand man, could actually happen. After years of false starts, rumors, and questions about how you plan to do this thing, the streamer has announced a series of cast members for the series. And before you ask, yes, David Thewlis is included in the list, as it should be.
Besides the titular man of the sand, Netflix has unveiled an exciting group of supporting artists for the series. These included The right placeKirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Broadway star Mason Alexander Park as Desire and Patton Oswalt as the voice of Dream’s Raven Matthew.
Based on the cast, and according to a blog post by Gaiman, the series will follow the second part of the Sand seller library, “The Doll’s House”, which sees Dream, the lord of dreams and stories, searching for four of her creations in our world. However, some of the characters are also from the first collection, “Préludes & Nocturnes”, so expect some flashbacks or, perhaps, a mashup of the first two books. From “Doll’s House” come the characters of Rose Walker, whom Kyo Ra will play, and John Constantine’s great-great-great-grandmother, Johanna, played by Jenna Coleman.
Also included in the roster were the ever-hosted Stephen Fry and the aforementioned David Thewlis, who will play Gilbert and John Dee respectively. The rest of the cast includes Donna Preston as Despair, Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall, Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps, Namm Walsh as Young Ethel Cripps, and Sandra James Young as Unity Kincaid.
Netflix has already picked two of the biggest names in the series, Dream and Lucifer Game of thrones Star Gwendoline Christie was chosen as Lucifer and Tom Sturridge comme Morpheus aka Dream.
Summarize what Sand seller is a bit difficult to do in a few words, so we’ll let Mr. Gaiman summarize. He writes:
A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are perfectly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places touched by Morpheus, the King of Dreams, as he mends the mistakes cosmic – and human – which he committed during his vast existence.
Sand seller is one of those “infilmables” businesses that no one can believe is real until they see it. Adaptations of Sand seller tend to look a bit like a dream. You wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. Your partner asks, “Everything is fine, honey. “” I just dreamed that * heavy breathing* Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, directs and acts in a *sip* Sand seller movie. Is it possible ? It was for a little while, but after giving up, the property languished for a bit before Netflix got it back. But it’s the closest we’ve ever made. So maybe Netflix is about to make our dreams come true (and the door is over there? We’ll see each other outside).