All the way back in July of 2019, Netflix announced that it had begun development on an adaption of the critically acclaimed graphic novel series, Sandman. The series was written by popular fantasy author Neil Gaiman, known for projects such as American Gods and Good Omens. The series received an eleven-episode greenlight with Allan Heinberg set to write the project and David S. Goyer and Gaiman serving as executive producers on the series. The project will star actor Tom Sturridge as the titular character of Sandman, also known as Dream, alongside a sprawling cast including a few of his siblings, The Endless. One member in particular, who’s quite the fan-favorite, Death. Death is one of Dream’s sisters who represents the aspect of Death.
Death is set to be played by actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste, previously seen in Cruella, Killing Eve, The Good Place, and Barry. Recent photos from the set of Sandman have revealed our first look at the character. The actress is seen sporting the character’s classic black outfit and the iconic ankh necklace she has always worn.
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We got our first look at the series during Netflixs’ Geeked Week in which we saw the vast and beautiful sets built for the series and just have much care was put into every detail while bringing the series to life. Sandman currently has no set release date but will be releasing exclusively on Netflix. The series is set to adapt the first two graphic novels in the series, covering Preludes and Nocturnes as well as The Dolls House.