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News movies & tv series 29 January 2021, 14:15

author: Bart Swiatek

Netflix Announces the Cast of Sandman, Revealing Some Suprising Names

We already know which actors we will see in the upcoming Sandman series - Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's iconic graphic novel. Some of the choices are quite surprising.

IN A NUTSHELL:

  1. The cast of Netflix's Sandman has been announced;
  2. Tom Sturridge will play Dream and Gwendolin Christie - Lucifer;
  3. Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaundhry and Sanjeev Bhaskaar will also appear in the production.

Netflix unveiled the names of the actors who will appear in the upcoming Sandman series - a TV adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel series written by Neil Gaiman; the show was first announced in 2019 (via ScreenRant). The main character - Dream / Morpheus - will be played by Tom Sturridge (you may remember him from The Hollow Crown, in which he played King Henry VI, as well as from numerous films - most recently Velvet Buzzsaw or Hello Apartment).

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Tom Sturridge. Source: https://www.tvovermind.com/tom-sturridge/

Gwendolin Christie (the memorable Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, as well as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) will play... Lucifer. Other confirmed names include Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne), Boyd Holbrook (Corinthian), Charles Dance (Roderick Burgess), Asim Chaundhry (Abel) and Sanjeev Bhaskaar (Cain).

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Gwendolin Christie. Source: https://qz.com/work/1669553/game-of-thrones-emmy-nominee-gwendoline-christie-offers-a-lesson-in-advocating-for-yourself/

We have to admit that at first glance, some of Netflix's choices are quite surprising. The biggest controversy will probably be Gwendolin Christie in the role of Lucifer Morning Star. This character has generally been portrayed as a man - and one whose stature and appearance don't quite match the distinctive appeal of the aforementioned British actress. It should be noted, however, that this character has had various depictions across the original novel, some of which are a good match for the vision proposed by Netflix (proof below).

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Lucifer in one of the Sandman comic books. Source: https://pl.pinterest.com/pin/31103053655970477/
  1. Netflix - official website
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