Neil Gaiman explains why Tom Ellis is not Lucifer in The Sandman

Neil Gaiman explains why Tom Ellis is not Lucifer in The Sandman

Although the release date of The Sandman, a TV series based on the comic by Neil Gaiman of the same name, has not yet been made official, fans are eagerly awaiting to find out more. It has recently been confirmed that Tom Ellis will not be Lucifer and that Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) will play the role of the famous character.

Tom Ellis will not be Lucifer in The Sandman

A casting that aroused criticism from a portion of fans to which Neil Gaiman responded in kind. The author of the comic in fact explained that, although Ellis’s Lucifer is inspired by that of The Sandman, it is very far from the work in terms of continuity. According to him, it is easier to go back to the comic version with a new guise, that of Gwendoline, and tell something different.

The Sandman tells the story of Morpheus, the king of dreams who will be played by Tom Sturridge, intent on making up for his mistakes cosmic and human that he has accomplished during his existence. Gaiman explained that the search for the actor to play Morpheus was exhausting but after more than 1000 auditions the choice fell on Tom.

In the cast we will see Kirby Howell-Baptiste in the role of Death, the wisest, friendliest and most sensitive sister of the protagonist. Together with them we will also find Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young and Patton Oswalt.

The Sandman should arrive. by the end of the year on the well-known streaming platform. New details will be announced on the occasion of the return of Geeked Week, scheduled for June.