When Netflix announced that it had begun development on an adaption of Sandman, people were both extremely optimistic and a bit cautious. The series would follow Morpheus, one of the seven siblings who represent an aspect of life. It includes Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destiny, Destruction, and of course Dream. These seven siblings were the children of Time and Night. They would be destined to serve their purpose until the end of time. So far, the series had only cast Dream at this point, and for a while, many had begun to wonder if any of the others would show up at all. Looks like that finally changed.
Netflix took to Twitter to officially reveal more casting for its upcoming adaption, including some fan favorites. The series has cast Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Donna Preston as Despair, Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall, Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps, Niamh Walsh as Young Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis as John Dee, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, Sandra James Young as Unity Kincaid, Stephen Fry as Fiddlers Green, and Patton Oswalt as Dreams Raven, Matthew.
Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, Joely Richardson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Niamh Walsh, Kyo Ra, Razane Jammal, and Sandra James Young will co-star alongside Tom Sturridge and Gwendolyn Christie in The Sandman! pic.twitter.com/tlQ97I0xyS
— Netflix (@netflix) May 26, 2021
It appears as if the upcoming series is set to adapt the first volume of the character’s iconic run. The story follows people trying to capture Dream’s sister, Death. But instead, Dream is captured and imprisoned for 70-years. The story picks up following his escape as he sets off to reclaim some very powerful items he lost during his travels. As production starts, hopefully we get some pictures from set teasing the look of Netflix’s next big franchise.