A major star has joined the already stacked cast of Netflix’s The Sandman series. During a recent interview, Stephen Fry let slip that he has been cast as Fiddler’s Green in the upcoming show.
The actor was recently interviewed during a break in the Live Test Cricket coverage on Channel 4 Thursday morning. During the interview, he revealed he is set to play “an Edwardian writer figure called Gilbert,” And as fans of the comics know, this is an alternate name of Fiddler’s Green, a sentient part of the Dreaming.
Created by Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg, and Malcolm Jones III, Fiddler’s Green first appeared in 1989’s Sandman #10. The character is actually an area of the Dreaming with its own consciousness that likes to take human form and go wandering. Gilbert played a major role in the series serving as an ally to Dream and Rose Walker.
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 is finally underway.
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The series features Tom Sturridge as Dream the Lord of the Dreaming, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne the librarian of the Dreaming, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.
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