Gwendolyn Christie channels the fallen angel Lucifer Morningstar in the upcoming Netflix series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
Viewers got a glimpse at the Game of Thrones star as the series’ Lucifer, the ruler of Hell during the virtual DC FanDome event on Saturday (Oct.16).
The first look images see the former Brienne of Tarth donning dark attire while a second photo shows a close-up of Lucifer's ominous black wings, with the tips resembling the heads of ravens. Both feature the tagline “Never play games with Lucifer” on the poster.
What power have dreams in Hell? pic.twitter.com/vKe702eghG— The Sandman (@Netflix_Sandman) October 16, 2021
Christie is the latest actor to portray the role of Lucifer in the upcoming 11-episode live-action TV series The Sandman. Tom Ellis portrayed a loosely-inspired version of the character in the Netflix series of the same name.
The Sandman, based on the comic book series by Neil Gaiman, promises to be a “rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.”
The TV series will follow the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he tries to fix all the cosmic and human mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.
Christie will appear alongside Tom Sturridge’s Dream/Morpheus. Other cast members include Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexandar Park as Desire, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain) and Asim Chaudhry (Abel).
I am the Lord of Dream and Nightmare. pic.twitter.com/8t8NI9PZZd— The Sandman (@Netflix_Sandman) September 25, 2021
Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Krypton, Foundation) and Gaiman. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.