THE SANDMAN Adds Kirby Howell-Baptiste As Death, Jenna Coleman As Johanna Constantine, And More

The upcoming Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has rounded out its cast with some major new additions, including Cruella actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death. Find out more after the jump.

Netflix has finally announced the final 12 principal cast members for its highly anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, and some of these choices are bound to stir up debate among fans of the seminal DC Vertigo series.

The biggest addition is Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place, Cruella) as Death, The Sandman's fan-favorite sister. Their twin siblings Desire and Despair will be played by Mason Alexander Park and Donna Preston, respectively, while Joely Richardson will play Ethel Cripps, and David Thewlis will take on the role of her son John Dee, aka the deranged Dr. Destiny.

Since we know the first season will encompass The Dolls House arc, we also have Kyo Ra as Rose Walker, Stephen Fry as Gilbert, aka Fiddler's Green, and Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall. Patton Oswalt will voice Matthew the Raven, and Jenna Coleman will play John Constantine's great-great-great grandmother, Lady Johanna Constantine.

They join Tom Sturridge as Dream, Game of Thrones alum Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Logan actor Boyd Holbrook as sadistic escaped nightmare The Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong (The Witches) as The Dreaming's loyal custodian Lucienne, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as black magician Roderick Burgess, and Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror) and Sanjeeve Bhaskar (Yesterday) as Abel and Cain, respectively.

The 11-episode first season of The Sandman is expected to adapt the first arc of the Vertigo comics series, "Preludes and Nocturnes," which finds Dream captured by a black magician and held prisoner for the better part of a century. When he finally escapes, he sets about recovering three very important items, encountering Lucifer, John Constantine, Doctor Destiny, Martian Manhunter and more on his travels.

Gaiman is developing the show along with David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg. No premiere date has been set.

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