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Enter Sandman: Netflix reveals 7 cast members for new show

Here's everyone in the cast of Sandman and who they play.

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After years of uncertainty, Netflix's adaptation of the classic Neil Gaiman comic The Sandman is finally getting off the ground.

Here are all the cast members of The Sandman announced so far, and who they'll be playing.

Tom Sturridge

English actor Tom Sturridge is best known for his roles in On the Road and Far from the Madding Crowd. He's also a theater actor, having starred in a Broadway production of 1984.


Sturridge will play Dream (aka, the Sandman), one of a family of immortal beings called the Endless, who embody ideals like Death and Delight.

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie rose to fame in HBO's Game of Thrones and more recently appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.


She'll play Lucifer, who starred in his own comic series and TV show after appearing in The Sandman. Masculine in the comics, Christie's casting suggests this version of Lucifer could be more androgynous.

Vivienne Acheampong

Vivienne Acheampong has appeared in 2020's The Witches and The Emily Attack Show.


She'll play Lucienne, a gender-swapped version of The Sandman's Lucien, the head library in Dream's native realm, The Dreaming.

Charles Dance

Charles Dance played Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, among more than 150 other credits stretching back to 1974.

Roderick Burgess

Dance will play Roderick Burgess, a magician who accidentally traps Dream while trying to capture his sister Death, setting in motion the events of the comic.

Sanjeev Bhaskar

Primarily known as a comic actor, Sanjeev Bhaskar appeared in 2019's Yesterday and has had more dramatic roles including the British crime drama Unforgotten.


Bhaskar will play Cain, a version of the biblical first murderer who Dream uses to parlay with Lucifer in the comic.

Asim Chaudhry

A British actor and comedian, Asim Chaudhry created the web series People Just Do Nothing, which was later picked up by the BBC.


He'll play Abel, Cain's brother, who serves as comic relief in the otherwise mostly grim Sandman comic.

Boyd Holbrook

Actor and model Boyd Holbrook has appeared in Milk, Logan, Gone Girl, and the Netflix series Narcos.

The Corinthian

He'll play The Corinthian, a nightmare who escapes from the Dreaming and becomes one of The Sandman's most terrifying villains.

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