Netflix has announced the casting of the rest of The Sandman’s family through a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Esmé Creed-Miles plays Delirium, Adrian Lester as Destiny and Barry Sloane is The Prodigal as Destruction is sometimes called.

The three actors are set to join Dream (Tom Sturridge), Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), Desire (Mason Alexander Park) and Despair (Donna Preston) who are returning for The Sandman’s second season.

The series’, based on Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics, first season was adapted from the first two volumes, Preludes & Nocturnes and Doll’s House. They were two special episodes released, Calliope, and the animated Dream of a Thousand Cats. These were based on Dream Country.

Also returning for the second season are Patton Oswalt (Matthew the Raven), Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne), Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer Morningstar), Jenna Coleman (Johanna Constantine), Ferdinand Kingsley (Hob Gadling), Stephen Fry (Gilbert), Asim Chaudhry (Abel), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain), Vanesu Samunyai (Rose Walker), and Razane Jammal (Lyta Hall).

The Sandman Season 2: Season of Mists and Fables and Reflections?

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When the streamer announced The Sandman’s second season, Netflix released a behind-the scenes photo of Sturridge looking over Park lounging on a seat. The show’s production resumed on the 35th anniversary of the graphic novel.

To celebrate both the anniversary and the resumption of the production, Gaiman, who played Crow and also serves as an executive producer, published a letter. He concluded his message with what could be hints of where season two is going: “from Destiny’s garden to Hell, from the Heart of the Dreaming to Ancient Greece and revolutionary France.”

If Gaiman’s letter contains hints, Ancient Greece could allude to how Dream also uses the name Morpheus, the Greek god of sleep. As for revolutionary France, the sixth volume of the graphic novel, Fables and Reflections, has the short story Thermidor set at the height of French revolution which features Lady Johanna Constantine (Coleman).

Get to know The Endless

Delirium, Destiny and Destruction (aka The Prodigy) will be introduced in the upcoming season. From oldest to youngest, the Endless, cosmic entities are: Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Despair and Delirium.

Delirium (Creed-Miles) was formerly known as Delight. She is the youngest of the Endless. The ancient Romans know her as Mania. Delirium/Delight is the personification of pleasure and joy. Delight’s evolution to Delirium was before the start of the story and the reason for this is largely unknown and unexplained. She is described as someone who is easily distracted and is often playful. Delirium is often portrayed as a short, thin, young girl who often wears has an eccentric fashion sense.

Destiny (Lester) is the first and eldest Endless. The ancient Greeks know him as Potmos. His realm is a hedge maze that may be reached through all mazes, The Garden of Forking Ways. Destiny is usually an observer and rarely displays strong emotions, and is often stoic and unmoved. He is the tallest of the Endless and is usually portrayed wearing a hood.

Destruction is the fourth eldest of the Endless. The ancient Greeks know him as Olethros. He’s the only one of his sibling to abandon his realm and responsibilities, which is why his siblings often call him The Prodigal. His abandoned realm is The Fulcrum. The Prodigal is often portrayed as a very tall, muscular, bearded redhead. He usually wears his hair in a ponytail. Destruction was the peacemaker of the family, the one who got along with everyone — that is, before the left them.

There are no details yet as to when the second season will be released.