The Sandman Photos Offer New Look at Dream and Lucifer

Netflix has dropped three new The Sandman photos for its long-awaited series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular DC comic book series of the same name. It currently has no release date but is expected to make its debut later this year.

The photos, which you can check out below, offer us a new look at Gwendoline Christine’s portrayal of Lucifer Morningstar, a character previously played by Tom Ellis in Netflix’s fantasy comedy series Lucifer, which concluded its six-season run last year. It also continues to tease Dream’s powers as well as the introduction of Matthew, Dream’s messenger raven from the comics.

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The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge (Sweetbitter) as Dream, the Lord of the Dreaming; Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Lucifer, the ruler of Hell; Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as Lucienne, the chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm; Boyd Holbrook (Logan) as The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store; Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as Roderick Burgess, a charlatan, blackmailer, and magician; Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday) Abel and Cain, the first victim and the first predator, who are residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm.

Additional cast members include Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing EveCruella) as Death, Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) as Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis (Harry Potter films) as John Dee, Stephen Fry (Wilde) as Gilbert, Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) voicing the character of Matthew the Raven, and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Johanna Constantine. Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Razane Jammal, Niamh Walsh, Kyo Ra, and Sandra James Young have also been cast for the roles of Desiree, Despair, Lyta Hall, Young Ethel Cripps, Rose Walker, and Unity Kincaid, respectively.

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The live-action series is written by Gaiman (American Gods) and Allan Heinberg (Wonder WomanGrey’s Anatomy), who is set as  showrunner. David S. Goyer (Batman BeginsFoundation) is executive producing the drama from Warner Bros. Television.

Sandman, which launched DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman’s worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction, and Destiny).

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