With a Sandman TV series having been in development at Netflix for just over a year now, it appears that the show has found its headline act.
Via Collider, it’s being reported that Tom Sturridge has signed on to play Dream. Sturridge is best known for Mary Shelley, On the Road, and most recently for appearing in Starz’s Sweetbitter.
Launched in 1989 under DC’s Vertigo imprint, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman initially ran for 75 issues until 1996. The focal point of the story was Dream, one of the Endless, and his brothers and sisters; Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny. A strange, twisted tale of worlds within worlds, Sandman is generally seen as one of the greatest comic books of all time. So much so, it even holds the honour of being one of the few graphic novels to make it onto the New York Times Best Seller list.
As ever, expect more on The Sandman as it continues to develop.