Stephen Fry let slip he has been cast in the upcoming Netflix drama The Sandman.
Based on the comics by Neil Gaiman, it blends myth and dark fantasy as it follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.
The actor was interviewed during a break in the Live Test Cricket coverage on Channel 4 on Thursday morning
He revealed he is set to play an ‘Edwardian writer’ named Gilbert – or Fiddler’s Green – a place sailors dream of finding, that is also sentient and can take human form.
Stephen joins Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, who has been cast as Lucifer.
Tom Sturridge is set to play Dream, Lord of the dreaming and Vivienne Acheampong is Lucienne, the librarian of the dreaming.
The casting news didn’t go unnoticed by people tuning in.
Charles Dance has been cast as charlatan and magician Roderick Burgess, Sanjeev Bhaskar is Cain, the first predator, Asim Chaudhry is Abel, the first victim and Boyd Holbrook is The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare.
Author Gaiman, who will also executive produce the star-studded project, said: ‘For the last 33 years, the Sandman characters have breathed and walked around and talked in my head.
‘I’m unbelievably happy that now, finally, they get to step out of my head and into reality. I can’t wait until the people out there get to see what we’ve been seeing as Dream and the rest of them take flesh, and the flesh belongs to some of the finest actors out there.
‘This is astonishing, and I’m so grateful to the actors and to all of The Sandman collaborators — Netflix, Warner Bros., DC, to Allan Heinberg and David Goyer, and the legions of crafters and geniuses on the show — for making the wildest of all my dreams into reality.’
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