Casting News: 'Doctor Who' Star Jenna Coleman to Star in Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman'
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Jenna Coleman joined BBC America's beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who in 2012, starring in three seasons. Since leaving the show, Coleman has starred in the title role of the period drama Victoria (2016-2019) and as a desperate mother in The Cry (2018).
Neil Gaiman's comic book The Sandman is now being made into a TV series, with Tom Sturridge set to take on the title role. We can also look for Coleman, who is set to portray Johanna Constantine, reports Empire Online.
Yes, that Constantine. She is supernatural detective John Constantine's great-great-great grandmother.
If you're not familiar with the story, The Sandman, who also goes by Dream, has been held captive for decades. He's now found his freedom and he's ready to catch-up on lost time.
Gaiman has written a one-line description for the comics, which reads, "The Lord of Dreams learns that one must change or die, and makes his decision."
We vote for change, but that's just us...
In addition to Coleman, it was also announced, we can look for Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young and Patton Oswalt.
According to Gaiman, filming has begun, with him writing on his blog just yesterday, "Every afternoon I get an email telling me that there are “dailies” from The Sandman ready to be watched. It's the best bit of the day. Once every couple of weeks I get an email letting me know that there's a finished episode waiting for me to watch it. It's the best bit of the month."
The Sandman is set to stream via Netflix, but there is no premiere date as of yet.
In the meantime, you can look for Coleman in the crime drama The Serpent.
Is The Sandman going on your watch/read list!?