Netflix series The Sandman dropped on Friday, August 5, 2022. The series is based on a comic book of the same name, which follows the people and places affected by The Dream King, aka Morpheus. The Sandman cast also includes exciting new additions such as Dinita Gohil as one of the fates.
The British-Asian actor is best-known for her stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as roles in hit British TV shows.
British actor Tom Sturridge plays the lead role of Morpheus, aka Dream, aka Lord Shaper, aka Dream Of The Endless. A man of many names, he is also a being of vast power and influence.
We take a closer look at why fans are loving this series, as well as introducing you to new talent Dinita Gohil.
***Warning slight spoilers ahead!***
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New fantasy series The Sandman hits Netflix
Based on a cult-classic comic book series, Netflix released The Sandman on August 5, 2022.
The original comic ran from 1988 to 1996, with 75 issues and one special. It was originally written by Neil Gaiman and sees Dream encounter the consequences of his decisions as well as learning deeper empathy while travelling through the worlds of classical mythology and world history.
Dream is a living avatar of creative imagination and brings about new things. He is one of the seven siblings, called The Endless, born of a fling between Night and Time. They are Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Despair and Delirium.
The series features a cast full of seasoned actors alongside exciting newcomers. Alongside Tom Sturridge we have Harry Potter actor David Thewlis, Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie, and legendary voice actor Patton Oswalt.
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Who is actor Dinita Gohil from The Sandman?
Dinita Gohil is a British-Asian actor based in London. She trained at the Guildhall School of Acting and can speak English, French, Gujarati and Spanish.
Gohil got her first TV role as a child actor in 1999 apocalypse series The Last Train playing Anita Nixon. Recently she starred in single episodes of hit TV series Call The Midwife, New Blood and Our Girl.
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Her biggest movie role to date was in The Infiltrator alongside Bryan Cranston, but she also appeared in comedy satire movie Greed about the world of the super rich.
In 2017, Dinita performed as Viola in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of Twelfth Night.
Who does the actress play in The Sandman?
In The Sandman, Dinita Gohil plays a ‘fate maiden’. She is one of The Fates, also known as The Three or The Kindly Ones. The other fates are The Mother and The Crone.
In the second episode, Morpheus needs to find his tools so he can regain his powers. He summons The Fates to help him.
However, nothing is simple when it comes to The Three. They continue to evade his questioning by not giving him straight answers. While they eventually help him on his journey, this encounter also makes his journey much longer and much more difficult.
They also reveal his pouch of sand is in the possession of a woman named Johanna Constantine.
Producer says he’s working on a script for Sandman season 2
There has been a lot of support for The Sandman on social media. Fans are loving the incredibly ambitious scale of the series, as well as praising the cast for their powerful performances.
At the time of writing, Netflix has yet to renew Sandman for season 2. However, the series has only been out for a short period of time so we expect to hear from Netflix about a renewal in the next few months.
However, executive producer David S Goyer has told Esquire he’s already working on a script for season 2 should the project be green-lit for another series.
He said there’s enough material for multiple seasons – thanks to the comics – and he hopes they get the chance to show fans the true arc of The Sandman storyline.