The upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Sandman has finally found its Death.
Firstly announced back in July 2019, Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy series has recently revealed the addition of 12 new cast members, including Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Cruella, The Good Place) as Death, the wiser sister of Tom Sturridge’s Dream and one of the more famous characters from Gaiman’s seminal comic book series.
Alongside her will be Patton Oswalt (M.O.D.O.K, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) who is set to lend his voice to Dream’s most trusted emissary, Matthew the Raven.
Besides Howell-Baptiste and Oswalt, The Sandman cast also consists of Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Captain America: The First Avenger), David Thewlis (Wonder Woman, Harry Potter), Joely Richardson (Vampire Academy, 101 Dalmatians), and British comedian Stephen Fry.
The Sandman is based on the DC Comic series of the same name. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy, the series is a mix of contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend that is seamlessly interwoven to create this fantasy fiction.
Currently in production, the Netflix adaptation will follow the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic (and human) mistakes he has made during his vast existence.