Not all of The Sandman’s characters were dreamed up by Neil Gaiman.
Netflix’s The Sandman adapts the Vertigo comic series of the same name. Many of its characters are drawn from fiction and mythology, but plenty also have a surprising history in DC comics.
Played by Tom Sturridge, Dream (also called Morpheus and the Sandman) is the embodiment of dreaming. The melancholic goth king gets a little less grumpy over the course of the series.