See Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer in The Sandman

Netflix is getting fan hyped for its upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, starring Tom Sturridge as lead character Dream, an immortal being in charge of the realm of dreams.

Dream will encounter many figures from myth and legend throughout his strange journey, including Lucifer, the lord of Hell. In a genius casting decision, Netflix has cast none other than Game of Thrones veteran Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) to play the devil, and it just released a poster:

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Image: The Sandman/Netflix

With her height, commanding voice and somewhat androgynous look, Christie is a canny pick for Lucifer, who has dealings with Dream fairly early on in the story and pops up periodically after that. Interestingly, this is the same character that Tom Ellis would play on the Netflix show Lucifer, which is set after the events of The Sandman. Ellis and Christie are very different actors, but they both have that devilish charm.

Gwendoline Christie takes over Tom Ellis’ role as Lucifer

Netflix also released an ominous poster spotlighting Lucifer’s impressive, spike-tipped wings:

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Image: The Sandman/Netflix

There’s no release date for The Sandman as of yet, but Netflix is getting me pumped to watch the show. Expect the first season sometime next year.

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