Netflix’s live-action The Sandman series has added an A-List star to its already impressive cast. During the show’s Netflix Geeked Week panel, it was officially announced that Mark Hamill will be voicing Merv Pumpkinhead.
Created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Malcolm Jones III, Merv debuted in 1989’s The Sandman #5. Designed by Dream, he is a wise-cracking janitor with, as his name would imply, a pumpkin for a head. Merv is in charge of the construction and overall maintenance of The Dreaming.
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It was confirmed during Netflix Geeked Week that the series is set to debut on the streaming service on Aug. 5. The series was given an 11-episode order from Warner Bros. and Netflix. Gaiman executive produced the series with David S. Goyer and writer/showrunner Allan Heinberg.
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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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