Thursday, January 28, 2021

Casting News - Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook and Charles Dance to Star in 'The Sandman'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - January 28, 2021

ABC's Big Sky; Amazon's I Know What You Did Last Summer & The Power; Freeform's Good Trouble; Hulu's Dopesick; HBO Max's Titans; and Netflix's Pieces of Her & The Sandman.

  • Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry and Sanjeev Bhaskar will star in the upcoming drama based on the comic by Neil Gaiman. Sturridge previously starred for two seasons in Starz's Sweetbitter. Christie starred for five seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones. Acheampong appeared in the HBO Max film The Witches. Holbrook starred for two seasons in Netflix's Narcos. Dance starred for four seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones and two seasons in Netflix's The Crown. Chaudhry co-created and starred in the British comedy People Just Do Nothing. Bhaskar starred for three seasons in ITV's Unforgotten.
  • Sturridge will play Dream, the Lord of the Dreaming.
  • Christie will play Lucifer, the Ruler of Hell.
  • Acheampong will play Lucienne, the chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream's realm.
  • Holbrook will play The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store.
  • Dance will play Roderick Burgess, a charlatan, blackmailer and magician.
  • Chaudhry will play Abel, the first victim, a resident and loyal subject of the Dream Realm.
  • Bhaskar will play Cain, the first predator, a resident and loyal subject of the Dream Realm.
  • Jessica Barden, David Wenham, Joe Dempsie, Jacob Scipio and Omari Hardwick will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote. Barden previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's The End of the F***ing World. Wenham starred in the first seasons of SundanceTV's Top of the Lake and Netflix's Iron Fist. Dempsie starred for three seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones and two seasons in Epix's Deep State. Scipio starred in the 2020 film Bad Boys for Life. Hardwick starred for six seasons in Starz's Power.
  • Barden will play Jane, a piano prodigy and the only daughter of a Getty-like billionaire. At first sheltered, she starts to break away from her controlling father as she begins to realize the depth of her hunger for love and freedom.
  • Wenham will play Jasper, the eldest of the three Queller siblings, forever driven to surpass his domineering billionaire father. His ambition both consumes and isolates him.
  • Dempsie will play Nick, a grad student at Stanford and best friends with Andrew Queller, whom he uses to ingratiate himself with the family. He's a captivating and charismatic leader who has an uncanny ability to know what people need and promise it to them. But if you cross him, he'll never forget.
  • Scipio will play Michael Vargas, an enigmatic stranger tracking Andy Oliver (Heathcote) as she searches for the truth about her mother (Collette).
  • Hardwick will play Gordon Oliver, a successful lawyer in Savannah. When a shocking act of violence puts his ex-wife and stepdaughter in sudden danger, he is drawn into a shadowy world.
  • Marcus Emanuel Mitchell and Jayson Blair have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Mitchell starred for two seasons in YouTube's Step Up: High Water. Blair starred in The CW's one-season drama Life Sentence.
  • Mitchell will play Dyonte, an activist and organizer with a strong sense of purpose, a nurturing spirit and a sly, playful sense of humor who works with Malika (Zuri Adele).
  • Blair will play Tony, a devoted and charismatic lawyer who works for Kathleen Gale (Constance Zimmer).
  • Jaime Ray Newman, Andrea Frankle and Will Chase have landed recurring roles on the upcoming limited series starring Michael Keaton. Newman has recurred on Syfy's The Magicians, NBC's Midnight, Texas and Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere. Frankle has recurred on WGN America's Underground, USA's The Purge and Freeform's Cloak & Dagger. Chase starred for two seasons in ABC's Nashville.
  • Newman will play Kathe Sackler, a member of the Sackler family who works at Purdue Pharma.
  • Frankle will play Beth Sackler, the wife of Richard Sackler (Michael Stuhlbarg).
  • Chase will play Michael Friedman, the head of marketing for Purdue Pharma.
  • Tim Robbins has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Leslie Mann. He won an Academy Award in 2004 for his supporting performance in Mystic River. He recently starred in the second season of Hulu's Castle Rock.
  • He will play Daniel Dandon, the self-righteous and self-important Republican governor of Washington state and constant thorn in the side of Margot Cleary-Lopez (Mann), the Democratic mayor of Seattle. Robbins replaces Rainn Wilson who was originally cast in the role but has left the role following production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Michelle Forbes, Britt Robertson, Michael Raymond-James, Ryan Dorsey and Omar Metwally have been cast in recurring roles on the drama's first season. Forbes starred for two seasons in AMC's The Killing and three seasons in Epix's Berlin Station. Robertson starred for two seasons in ABC's For the People. Raymond-James starred in the first season of CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story. Dorsey has recurred on FX's Justified, Paramount's Yellowstone, Amazon's Bosch and ABC's Stumptown. Metwally starred for three seasons in Showtime's The Affair.
  • Forbes will play Margaret, Horst Kleinsasse's (Ted Levine) wife. She seems to be the picture-perfect ranch wife who knows her place, likes to bake and loves all of her children equally. But scratch the surface and there's real steel beneath.
  • Robertson will play Cheyenne, Horst and Margaret's daughter. Used to be Daddy's girl, but that ended when she grew up, ran off and made some poor life choices. Her brothers don't weigh her opinion at all, brushing aside her ideas for the ranch as feminine nonsense.
  • Raymond-James will play Blake, the first-born son of Horst and Margaret. He turned his back on the ranch and went to the city to make his own way. He's smart but a black-out drunk, and gets pulled back into the family dysfunction when he comes home to deal with the ranch.
  • Dorsey will play Rand, Horst and Margaret's youngest son. He's wiry, smart and quiet with a coiled intensity. He loves his mother and hates her in equal parts and he is tormented by buried secrets.
  • Metwally will play Frank Lindor, a Deputy US Marshal or as he put it - "a bounty hunter with a pension." He is brash, unbuttoned and believes life's too short to wear closed-toed shoes. He uses biting humor and brazenness as armor.
  • Sonya Balmores is set for a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Madison Iseman. She has previously recurred on HBO's Ballers and ABC's Inhumans.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.
  • Jay Lycurgo will appear in a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. He previously guest starred on HBO's I May Destroy You.
  • He will play Tim Drake, a streetwise kid who's managed to grow up on the toughest streets without losing his indelible belief in heroism. His easy-going demeanor is backed up by a near-genius mind, a natural detective with a perception of detail far beyond his years.