Sandman is another title that was trapped in development hell for quite some time. At one point, Joseph-Gordon Levitt was attached to a star before fizzling out. Luckily, that all changed as the Netflix adaptation started releasing its cast. It looks like even more cast members are coming out of the woodwork, as another actor revealed his involvement with the series. Stephen Fry accidentally let his involvement slip during an appearance on Channel 4. It was during the coverage of cricket, where a small remark on his recent work led to the revelation.
The best part is that Fry didn’t stop there. H ended up revealing that he’ll be playing an ‘Edwardian Writer’ named Gilbert. Many fans will know this as the alias for Fiddlers Green, a sentient part of the Dreaming that all travelers dream of finding someday. Green is known to be able to take a human form, enjoying some wandering from time to time. Fry went on about the excitement that he had for joining this new fantasy project:
It’s part of what we call the DC Universe but it’s really its own thing. I’m really looking forward to that, I’ve not been in anything quite like it before. I suppose the Hobbit counts as a fantasy world.
Netflix’s Sandman currently has no release date, and it is set to star Tom Sturridge as Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain, and Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne.