For ages, the world has been mesmerized by the tales of God and God-like creatures. Being with unimaginable powers who are as old as time. And who being of unfathomable power is more famous than Dream himself. Neil Gaiman is most popular for introducing the world to the exceptional universe of The Sandman. For more than three decades people have avidly read his comics and learned more about Morpheus and other great characters.
But finally, the time has come, and people will witness the live-action adaptation of The Sandman through the mind of Neil himself.
Everything you need to know about The Sandman
In 1988, DC Comics used the phrase "I will show you terror in a handful of dust" to introduce readers to The Sandman. It was, like Swamp Thing before it, a reimagining of a very minor DC character, with writer Neil Gaiman attached to it. The series was a huge hit with fans outside of the comic book industry, proving that arty comics could coexist with superheroes.
Its concepts, breadth, and characters are also ideal for television adaptation, but the rights holders took a long time to realize this. According to Gaiman, he was originally planning to adapt The Sandman into a film in 1991, and the show will eventually premiere on Netflix in August.
What's the show about?The Sandman narrates the story of Morpheus, often known as the Dream of the Endless, an unimaginably old entity who is also the living embodiment of dreams. He resides in The Dreaming, a region where he caters to the REM state of beings all across the cosmos; of course, this means he spends a lot of time around Earth, wooing gods, motivating idiots to become authors, and occasionally provoking waking terrors. At the beginning of the series, in 1916, an immortality-seeking magus kidnaps a tired Morpheus. He ultimately escapes in 1989 and sets out to restore order to his ruined realm.
How is The Sandman different from other series?
Multiple comic book adaptations have been made in cinema ever since the extremely successful re-launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with Iron Man. But despite the dozens of comic book adaptations out there, The Sandman by Netflix is unique in a crucial way. According to executive producer Allen Heinberg, the show is different as it will take the viewers on different journeys with each episode.
However, another thing that makes The Sandman anything, as we have never seen before, is the creator, Neil himself. In a recent interview, the creator of the comics who developed the Netflix adaptation clarified that it is not a retelling. Instead, it is a modern-day adaptation that stays true to the comics in every way possible.
He said, "It's not like I looked at Sandman and went, 'We need to update you.' It's much more, 'Okay, we're going to set it now. What does that mean for the story? How is that going to affect things?' And the answer is, mostly, it doesn't affect things at all."
The Sandman: Cast and Characters
Netflix confirmed the first members of the cast and their roles in January 2021:
- DREAM, Lord of the Dreaming, by TOM STURRIDGE.
- GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE portrays LUCIFER, the Ruler of Hell.
- VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is LUCIENNE, Dream's top librarian and loyal protector.
- BOYD HOLBROOK plays THE CORINTHIAN, an escaped nightmare who seeks to sample everything the earth has to offer.
- CHARLES DANCE is the charlatan, blackmailer, and magician RODERICK BURGESS.
- ASIM CHAUDHRY plays ABEL, and SANJEEV BHASKAR plays CAIN, the Dream Realm's first victim and predator, inhabitants, and devoted subjects.
Netflix revealed additional cast members in May 2021, including Jenna Coleman, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, David Thewlis, and Joely Richardson. Gaiman wrote in a post, "there are more parts to be announced. And I thought it would be fun to tell you about some of them, and the thinking behind them."
Networth of The Sandman cast
The cast of The Sandman is an incredible one comprising of truly exceptional artists that have been in the industry for quite a while now. As a result, all the actors have earned a great amount of fame and fortune over the period of their careers. Let us take a look at the net worth of the cast of The Sandman.
- Tom Sturridge, the 37-year-old actor who made his acting debut in 1996, had an impressive net worth of 3 million, according to sources.
- Gwendoline Christie, the British actress, has had a great career amounting to a 4 million net worth.
- Boyd Holbrook, an American fashion model, and actor, is well-known for his collaborations with several designers, including Gucci and Hugo Boss. He appeared in films such as Gone Girl and Logan. Thus he also has a great net worth of 3 million.
- Asim Chaudhry is a huge name in the field of British mockumentaries and has a net worth of $1.5 Million.
Where have you seen the cast of The Sandman before?
The casting directors made certain that they chose fantastic performers who could bring the intricacies of this enchanting tale to life. Of course, this implies that some of the actors on the series have featured in other shows before. But where exactly? To make things easier for everyone, we've assembled a list of The Sandman cast and previous appearances. Let us begin with the lead.
Sturridge was born in London in December 1985. He began his acting career as a toddler in a BBC production of Gulliver's Travels in 1996. In 2000, he starred in the film Vanity Fair, and in 2004, he acted in Being Julia as well as the television film A Waste of Shame.
In the 2006 film Like Minds, he co-starred with Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne. Other films in which she has appeared include The Boat That Rocked (2009), Waiting for Forever (2011), Effie Gray (2013), Remainder (2015), and Journey's End (2016). (2017). He also appears in the 2019 satirical Netflix horror film Velvet Buzzsaw.
Right away, there are two outstanding parts in which you've most likely seen Gwendoline Christie before. The first is her breakout performance in HBO's epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones. In that series, she portrayed the fearless and skilled Brienne of Tarth.
Her second notable role was as Captain Phasma, a First Order stormtrooper in two Star Wars films: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), which she reprised in the animated series Star Wars Resistance. She has also starred in the British fantasy series Wizards versus Aliens and in the Terry Gilliam film The Zero Theorem.
Coleman is excellent in the job, and her most well-known former acting role was most likely as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who from 2012 to 2017.
He also appeared as Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale and Queen Victoria in Victoria. Joanna Lindsay in The Cry and Marie-Andrée Leclerc in The Serpent are two more prominent roles of the actress.
David Thewlis is best known as Remus Lupin, the Harry Potter universe's shapeshifting werewolf. He's been in a lot of stuff throughout the course of his 30-year career, though. Johnny in the film Naked was his breakthrough role.
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Even though he's been working for a long time, Robert Boyd Holbrook is one of the most in-demand performers in recent years. Holbrook has been in a number of high-profile shows and films, but his most well-known part may be that of DEA agent Steve Murphy in the Netflix series Narcos.
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He has appeared in Gone Girl, Milk, Run All Night, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and The Predator (2018) remake. He'll feature in the unnamed fifth Indiana Jones film in 2023.
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