During Netflix’s global fan event, Tudum, Saturday, the streamer revealed a first look at a number of upcoming series and films. The first official look at actor Tom Sturridge as Dream of the Endless in the live-action series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman was included.
Created by Neil 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.
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The first official look at Sturridge as Dream can be seen above. The series had done an excellent job of keeping the character’s design from the comics while revitalizing it for the show’s modern setting.
The Sandman series was given an 11 episode order from Warner Bros. and Netflix. Gaiman executive produced 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.
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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, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Donna Preston as Despair, Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall, Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps, Niamh Walsh as young Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis as John Dee, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew, the Raven, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, and Sandra James Young as Unity Kincaid.
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