Comic Book Writer Neil Gaiman’s iconic and groundbreaking series, Sandmanis coming to Netflix and the cast involved with this project is astounding.
The series is based on “The Sandman” comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman. It follows the people and places affected by Morpheus (Sturridge), the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.
Sturridge was most recently seen in the 2019 film “Velvet Buzzsaw” and received Tony Award nominations for his work in “Orphans” and “Sea Wall/A Life.”
The Sandman is “a new dark fantasy Netflix series based on the comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman,” the Netflix UK Twitter announced before revealing the cast in the tweet below:
Gaiman, who is executive producing the series and has been its biggest cheerleader, released a statement praising the newly announced cast:
“For the last 33 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.”
Netflix has already given an 11-episode order to the fantasy drama, which comes from Warner Bros. TV. Gaiman is executive producing with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) and writer/showrunner Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman).
Here is Netflix’s official synopsis for The Sandman:
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.