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Netflix Sandman Adaptation Casts Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, and Other Greats

The Neil Gaiman series has a dream cast.

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We finally have more news about the much-anticipated Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman. On Twitter, Gaiman offered a first glimpse of the series' cast, and also hinted at more reveals to come.

The news gives a face to many of The Sandman's most memorable characters. Dream will be played by Tom Sturridge; Lucifer will be played by Gwendoline Christie; Lucienne will be played by Vivienne Acheampong; Charles of Dance will be played by Roderick Burgess; The Corinthian will be played by Boyd Holbrook; Able will be played by Asim Chaudhry; and his counterpart Cain will be played by Sanjeev Bhaskar.

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These seven leads, along with other yet-to-be-revealed cast members, will be the first to bring Gaiman's Sandman comic to screens. Though there have long been designs to create an adaptation for the most popular title under DC's Vertigo Imprint, various plans have come and gone. 

The first season of Netflix's series will cover Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll’s House, the first two volumes of Gaiman's comic. 

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The dark and imaginative comic follows Dream, one of seven Endless. While in captivity Dream contemplates the wrongs of his long existence, setting out to right them once he is free. Winding together mythology, fantasy, and a host of abstract characters, Sandman tells an expansive and alluring tale. 

The series will be executive produced by Gaiman and David Goyer, who is known for other comic adaptations, including Batman and Superman movies. Allan Heinberg will be the series showrunner. 

With the beginnings of a very talented cast, Sandman is shaping up to be must-see viewing!

[Via: Tor.com]

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