The sand man. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker in episode 108 of The Sandman. cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022
Actor Tom Sturridge is one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood right now thanks to the buzz from the upcoming and highly anticipated Netflix show The sand manand he recently opened up about one of his favorite parts of the show: the costumes.
In a recent panel for Netflix Geek WeekSturridge called the costume designer by name to praise her work, calling it “magical.”
“Sara Arthur, our costume designer was amazing, and…the exciting thing about Dream is that in our story, he enters into so many different worlds and it was so important for him to carry the authority that he has in these worlds. Who is Dream in Hell? Like, who is he in contemporary London? Who is he in his own throne room? And that was a huge act of imagination on his part and on the part of all of our people trying to answer those questions that aren’t questions you get asked very often in a job like this. Like, normally it’s like, ‘What’s the coolest pair of jeans?’ And yes, it was magical.
Netflix calls the series “a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.” If that’s not enough, you’re not alone. The show, adapted from a comic book by superstar fantasy writer Neil Gaiman, is renowned for being esoteric.
In the series, Dream is part of a dark collection of siblings called The Endless. He recently described who the Secret Society really is.
“The Endless are a mysterious collection of beings, seven siblings, the children of the cosmic entities Night and Time. They are the anthropomorphic embodiment of certain forces. Powerful human forces. In order of age there is the fate, death, dream, destruction, desire, despair and delirium.
Netflix recently announced that the show will begin airing on August 5.