Filming has been underway since October 2020 for the first season of The Sandman, but details on the cast have been incredibly scarce, until now. With the latest announcement, we now have what seems to be the full cast list for The Sandman.
The cast of The Sandman is shaping up to be one of the most exciting we’ve seen yet for an Original series. Twelve new cast members have been confirmed for the first season of The Sandman, taking the current total of confirmed cast members for the series up to twenty-three.
The most interesting casting choice from the actors above is the decision to cast Jenna Coleman in the role of Johanna Constantine. The character of Johanna Constantine is the ancestor of John Constantine, everyone’s favorite occult detective. It’s unclear if Coleman is portraying the role of John’s ancestor, or if she is playing a gender-reversed John Constantine. As we’ve already seen the roles of Lucifer and Lucienne occupied by actresses Gwendoline Christie and Vivienne Acheampong, it isn’t a stretch to assume the latter.
In full the new cast members of The Sandman are;
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
- Mason Alexander Park as Desire
- Donna Preston as Despair
- Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall
- Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps
- Niamh Walsh as Young Ethel Cripps
- David Thewlis as John Dee
- Kyo Ra as Rose Walker
- Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew the Raven
- Stephen Fry as Gilbert
- Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
- Sandra James Young as Unity Kincaid
Interestingly, none of the cast from the audiobook of The Sandman are reprising their roles in the Netflix Original series. The likes of Kat Dennings, James McAvoy, Taron Egerton, and Joanna Lumley provided their voice talent for the audiobook.
Which cast members have already been confirmed for The Sandman?
Seven of the lead and supporting roles for The Sandman were announced months ago by Netflix.
- Asim Chaudhry – Abel
- Sanjeev Bhaskar – Cain
- Vivienne Acheampong – Lucienne
- Gwendoline Christie – Lucifer
- Dream – Tom Sturridge
- The Corinthian – Boyd Holbrook
- Roderick Burgess – Charles Dance
Actress Nina Wadia has also been confirmed for the role of Fate Mother, while Steven Brand will portray Marsh Janowski, and actresses Emma Duncan and Stacey Abalogun hold the roles of Bette Munroe and Nurse Edmund, respectively.
For more details on the first season of The Sandman, we have an ongoing, and in-depth preview of the series.
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