Netflix today announced (26) the remaining members of the long-awaited and ambitious adaptation of ‘Sandman,’ based on the namesake comics by legendary Neil Gaiman.
Joining the cast are: Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death; Mason Alexander Park as I wish; Donna Preston as Despair; Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, exorcist and adventurer of the occult; Niamh Walsh as young Ethel Cripps, a young woman betrayed and determined to survive; Joely Richardson as the oldest Ethel, a thief and owner of a hundred identities; and David Thewlis as John Dee, son of Ethel, dangerous, mad and in search of the truth.
Additionally, Razane Jammal will be Lyta Fall, Kyo Ra will bring Rose Walker to life, Patton Oswalt will be the voice behind Matthew, the Crow, Stephen Fry will be Gilbert and Sandra James Young will play Unity Kincaid.
In an interview with Collider, star Boyd Holbrook, who was recently confirmed as the Corinthians, spoke about author Neil Gaiman’s plans to create multiple seasons for the adaptation.
“We are running in London. I play O Corintiano, which is one of the coolest things to happen to me. It’s, like, one of the best comics that haven’t been adapted [em um filme ou série de televisão]”, he commented.
Holbrook added: “I think everyone wants the show to continue. [para além da 1ª temporada]. I think we have a standard contract for seven or five years. We talked about it. I don’t know if it will work ”.
The work will also feature Tom Sturridge (Dream), Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer), Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne), Charles Dance (Roderick Burgess), Asim Chaudhry (Abel) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain).
Neil Gaiman, creator of the original comics, has confirmed that some of the stories in the comic book franchise fans will see are “24 Hours,” which revolves around a restaurant whose customers go mad and kill each other; “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” about a sand-addicted woman from the Dream character who brings in the classic character John Constantine; “A hope in hell”, a story of Morpheus traveling in hell; and “Collectors,” a story entirely enshrined in a serial killer convention.
The first season of “Sandman” will have 11 episodes. The project is described as the most expensive television series ever made by DC.
“Wonder Woman” screenwriter Allan Heinberg will act as writer, producer and showrunner for the series, with Gaiman and David Goyer joining as executive producers.
DC’s comic book label Vertigo originally released the series between 1989 and 1996, with several additional series arriving in 2009 and between 2013 and 2015.
“Sandman” is Gaiman’s most popular creation and centers on the mythical being Dream, who is part of a group known as The Perpetuals or The Endless. As the name suggests, the comic book protagonist rules the dream world. The plot begins when he escapes his 70-year captivity and finds his kingdom dilapidated today.
As of yet, there are still no release predictions.
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