Announced back in 2019, Sandman is an adaption of the popular Vertigo comic book that tells the tale of Morpheus, also known as Dream or The Sandman, and his brothers and sisters. The project was dealt a hefty delay this year due to the ongoing pandemic but has indeed begun shooting, as confirmed by Neil Gaiman himself. While production steadily moves along, the cast for the series has yet to even be announced, with confirmation only on Tom Sturridge, who’s set to play Morpheus. The series may have added a friendly face to its roster, with recent news suggesting a past Gaiman collaborator may have joined the project.
A recent report suggests that Game of Thrones and former Stormtrooper captain, Gwendoline Christie, has joined the project. Although we don’t know who she is officially set to play, it’s almost certain she would be playing a member of the Endless, specifically Desire, the third youngest sibling of the child of Night and Time. Desire is exactly what her name entails: an exact personification of Desire itself. Each of her other siblings are embodiments of powerful and natural forces in all living things.
Sandman currently has no set release date but is currently in production at Netflix. The project was written by Allan Heinberg, who will also serve as showrunner for the first season’s 11-episode run, with David S. Goyer and Neil Gaiman serving as executive producers on the series.