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Exciting new Sandman cast revealed and no, they haven’t gender-swapped John Constantine

May 27th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Netflix has revealed the remaining cast of its highly anticipated The Sandman series and there’s some very interesting names in here.

The new line-up has 12 new names in there with Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young and Patton Oswalt.

We already know that Tom Sturridge would play the main character, Dream, with Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry and Sanjeev Bhaskar also starring.

Creator Neil Gaiman, is co-writing the series, so hopefully, this is in good hands as Sandman is one of the greatest comics of all-time, with many believing it to be unfilmable.

Here is the breakdown with the addition of names like David Thewlis, Joel Richardson and Stephen Fry making us very excited, however the casting of Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman as Joanna Constantine, the great, great, great grandmother of John Constantine is the one that has our attention as we have a feeling that she will be using in the story the way John Constantine was used in the comic… which might put a few noses out of joint but as long as they make it clear they haven’t gender-swapped the character, there should be a lot of fun to be had here.

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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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….