Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman has just added a slew of new stars to its cast.
On Wednesday (May 26), Netflix took to Twitter to announce that actors Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thelwis, Kyo Ra. Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, and Patton Oswalt have all joined the cast of the upcoming series adaptation of The Sandman.
Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, Joely Richardson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Niamh Walsh, Kyo Ra, Razane Jammal, and Sandra James Young will co-star alongside Tom Sturridge and Gwendolyn Christie in The Sandman! pic.twitter.com/tlQ97I0xyS
— Netflix (@netflix) May 26, 2021
The characters of Death, Desire, Despair, and Matthew the Raven are just a few of the roles that have been cast in this latest round of news for the series.
Check out a breakdown of who will be taking on each role in Netflix’s The Sandman below!
* KIRBY HOWELL-BAPTISTE (she/her) is DEATH, Dream’s wiser sister.
* MASON ALEXANDER PARK (they/them) is DESIRE, Dream’s sibling, and desire personified.
* DONNA PRESTON (she/her) is DESPAIR, Dream’s sister, and the twin of Desire.
* JENNA COLEMAN (she/her) is JOHANNA CONSTANTINE, haunted exorcist and Occult Adventuress for Hire.
* NIAMH WALSH (she/her) is YOUNG ETHEL CRIPPS, a betrayed and determined young woman seeking to survive.
* JOELY RICHARDSON (she/her) is ETHEL CRIPPS, Master thief and woman of a thousand identities.
* DAVID THEWLIS (he/him) is JOHN DEE, Ethel’s son. Dangerous, insane and on a quest for truth.
* KYO RA (she/her) is ROSE WALKER, A young woman on a desperate search for her missing brother. She discovers a connection to Dream that neither of them can escape.
* STEPHEN FRY (he/him) is GILBERT, Debonair protector of Rose Walker.
* RAZANE JAMMAL (she/her) is LYTA HALL, Rose’s best friend and travel companion.
* SANDRA JAMES YOUNG (she/her) is UNITY KINCAID, Heiress and mysterious benefactor.
* PATTON OSWALT (he/him) to voice MATTHEW THE RAVEN, Dream’s trusted emissary. A Raven.
The new recruits join previously announced cast members Tom Sturridge, Gwendolyn Christie, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Amid Chaundry, Charles Dance, Vivienne Acheampong, and Boyd Holbrook who will take on the roles of Dream of the Endless, Lucifer, Cain, Abel, Roderick Burgess, Lucienne, and The Corinthian, respectively.
Based on author Neil Gaiman’s comic book series of the same name, the forthcoming dark fantasy series is described as “a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legends are seamlessly interwoven.”
The series centers on those who’ve been affected by the Dream King Morpehus, as he mends the cosmic— and human— mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.