Netflix may have finally found it’s Morpheus. Collider is reporting that actor Tom Sturridge is in talks to star as Dream of the Endless in The Sandman.
According to the report, Sturridge tested for the role earlier this year, along with fellow actors Tom York and Colin Morgan. Neil Gaiman, the creator of The Sandman, revealed on his Twitter recently that the series will begin shooting in three weeks. So it was only a matter of time before casting would be announced.
Created by Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, Dream first appeared in 1989’s The Sandman #1. He is one of the seven Endless and the personification of all dreams and stories. In DC Comics, he rules over The Dreaming and has gone by many names, including Morpheus and Oneiros. In 1916 Dream was imprisoned by British occultist Roderick Burgess only to escape 70 years later and find his kingdom in ruins.
Sturridge recently starred in the Starz series Sweetbitter and Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw. He has worked opposite Carey Mulligan in Far from the Madding Crowd and was featured in Pirate Radio and On the Road.
The Sandman series was given an 11 episode order from Warner Bros. and Netflix. Gaiman is set to executive produce with David S. Goyer and writer/showrunner Allan Heinberg. Production on the series was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which luckily gave the creative team time to perfect the scripts. Thankfully though, production on the highly anticipated series can finally get underway.
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