Not lengthy after The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman introduced that filming will start on Netflix’s adaptation of his sprawling comedian collection in simply three weeks’ time, Collider is saying that Sweetbitter actor Tom Sturridge is in talks to star because the title’s central character, Dream. Gaiman is government producing with David S. Goyer and showrunner Allan Heinberg for the 11-episode order.
The principal character of The Sandman is Dream, who’s also called Morpheus, Oneiros, and by many different names. He’s one of many Endless, a gaggle of extraordinarily highly effective beings who’re the embodiment of pure forces. In addition to Dream, additional Endless embody Destiny, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium. The collection begins with Dream having been imprisoned for 70 years after being captured in an occult ritual. Finally escaping into the modern-day world, Dream units about rebuilding his kingdom whereas additionally attempting to right the wrongs of his previous.
According to sources, Sturridge examined for the position of Dream alongside actors the likes of Tom York and Colin Morgan earlier than being named because the mysterious Robert Smith look-alike. In addition to taking part in Jake for the Starz collection Sweetbitter, Sturridge appeared alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy’s weird VELVET BUZZSAW movie. He additionally performed Lord Byron in MARY SHELLY, in addition to Ryan Gosling‘s brother in Terrence Malick‘s SONG TO SONG.
As the overseer of a world with out limits, Dream is an enigmatic character that can grant Sturridge a grand stage with which to display his appearing chops. Anything can occur as long as Dream deems it so, and I’m watching ahead to seeing how Netflix plans on profiting from such an unimaginable determine on the heart of their upcoming collection. One factor’s for certain, Sandman followers might be watching Sturridge’s efficiency very fastidiously, so here is hoping that he brings greater than his A-game to the position.