The Cast Of Netflix's 'The Sandman' Vs. Their Comic Book Counterparts

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The adaptation of Neil Gaiman's long-awaited and much-beloved The Sandman series finally gets a small screen makeover thanks to the good folks at Netflix. Starring Tom Sturridge as Dream (Morpheus), the series follows the member of the Endless as he is taken captive, as well as his exploits following his release. Also starring Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and David Thewlis, the series will feature many of the comic's most beloved characters, although they might appear a little different in form and fuction than they did on the printed page. 

Here is a look at the current cast for Netflix's The Sandman vs. their comic book counterparts. Vote up your favorite casting choices. 

Netflix's adaptation of The Sandman does not have an official premiere date...yet.




  • Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess (AKA Morris Burgess Brocklesby)

    An aristocat with dark ties, he tried to capture Death, but instead trapped her brother Dream (Morpheus).

    Walter Charles Dance, (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Some of his highest profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011–2015), Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), Lord Havelock Vetinari in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (2010), Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014), and Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015). Most recently, he played Alan Jonah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
    159 votes
  • 2
    182 VOTES

    Fiddler's Green


    Stephen Fry as Gilbert (AKA Fiddler's Green)

    A sentient form of the Dreaming when he is in the waking work, known as Gilbert when wandering.  

    182 votes
  • 3
    193 VOTES

    The Corinthian

    Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian

    The Corinthian is a fictional character in Neil Gaiman's comic book series The Sandman. He can first be seen in The Sandman #10, which is part of the second story arc, The Doll's House. The Corinthian is a nightmare created by Dream, who destroys him in the same collection for going rogue and failing to fulfill his original design. Dream later recreates him with "some changes", though the exact nature of these changes is not explicit. His most notable physical feature is his lack of eyes: in their place, two rows of small, jagged teeth line each eye socket, which he often covers with sunglasses. He can speak, eat and even respire through these mouths. The Corinthian is an impeccable dresser ...more
    193 votes
  • 4
    221 VOTES

    Tom Sturridge as Dream (AKA Morpheus, AKA The Sandman)

    Dream is a fictional character and the protagonist of DC Comics' Vertigo comic book series The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman. One of the seven Endless, inconceivably powerful beings older and greater than gods, Dream is both lord and personification of all dreams and stories, all that is not in reality. He has taken many names, including Morpheus and Oneiros, and his appearance can change depending on the person who is seeing him. Dream was named the sixth-greatest comic book character by Empire Magazine. He was also named fifteenth in IGN's 100 Top Comic Book Heroes list.
    221 votes
  • 5
    142 VOTES

    David Thewlis as John Dee (AKA Doctor Destiny)

    Doctor Destiny is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics. He first appeared in Justice League of America Vol. 1 #5, which was created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky.
    142 votes
  • 6
    148 VOTES


    Mason Alexander Park as Desire

    Desire is the younger sibling of Dream and Death, the twin of Despair, and the third youngest of the Endless. Known for their indifference, Desire is estranged from Dream and remains aloof when dealing with family or humanity. 

    148 votes