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The Sandman immediately ‘obsessed’ people with Tom Sturridge when it came out on Netflix

The Sandman has only just arrived on Netflix, but people are already completely besotted with the leading man, Tom Sturridge.

It seems that within minutes of the series landing on the streaming platform, people took to Twitter to express their newfound obsession with 36-year-old Tom, who plays Dream, aka the Sandman, aka Morpheus …and a few other names he knows through.

Based on the comic books by Neil Gaiman, the 11-part series follows the Lord of Dreams after he escapes the captivity of a mortal wizard and attempts to reclaim his lost gear.

People online are already so obsessed with the show and its star that it’s tempting to cancel all weekend plans.

The Sandman. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven (voice) in Episode 103 of The Sandman. Kr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

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What are people saying about the show?

Tom, who made his acting debut in the TV miniseries Gulliver’s Travels in 1996, has already captivated fans of the series.

The actor, who has also starred in “Irma Vep,” “Sweetbitter,” and “Journey’s End,” has become the subject of many tweets, with people desperately expressing their admiration for him.

From raving about his “deep, soothing voice” to claiming he’s “perfect” for the role, here’s what the masses are thinking…

Who else is in The Sandman?

The Sandman also stars Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Nip/Tuck’s Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps, legendary actor and comedian Stephen Fry as Gilbert, and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer.

Gwendoline’s casting sparked a lot of discussion, with people wondering why Tom Ellis wasn’t brought back to reprise his role as the devil.

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Author Neil responded to a fan on Twitter who asked why Tom wasn’t asked to play Lucifer.

He said, “Because his Lucifer, while inspired by the Lucifer in Sandman, at the end of LUCIFER is so distant in terms of Sandman continuity that it’s easier for everyone to go back to the version in the comics. And that way you don’t know what our Lucifer is going to do. Tom’s is adorable.”

Stream The Sandman on Netflix now.

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