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.
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 rose to famein 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 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 played Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, among more than 150 other credits stretching back to 1974.
Dance will play Roderick Burgess, a magicianwho accidentally traps Dream while trying to capture his sister Death, setting in motion the events of the comic.
Primarily known as a comicactor, Sanjeev Bhaskar appeared in 2019's Yesterdayand has had more dramaticroles 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.
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.
Actor and model Boyd Holbrook has appeared in Milk, Logan, Gone Girl, and the Netflixseries Narcos.
He'll play The Corinthian, a nightmarewho escapes from the Dreaming and becomes one of The Sandman's most terrifying villains.