The Sandman stars film a funeral, work with new cast member

The Sandman. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker in episode 108 of The Sandman. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022
The Sandman. (L to R) Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kyo Ra as Rose Walker in episode 108 of The Sandman. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022 /

Netflix’s The Sandman was one of the biggest new TV series to come out in 2022, standing tall alongside other sci-fi and fantasy giants like House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Created by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman tells the saga of Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the ruler of the Dreaming, and the trials and tribulations he endures over his vast existence. Netflix bided their time renewing the show, waiting months after release before announcing more episodes, but now things are speeding up!

Last month, Netflix’s The Sandman returned to film its next season, and we’ve already got myriad set photos to sort through. Just a couple of weeks back, we got our first glimpse of Dream (Tom Sturridge) and his son Orpheus. More recently, the cast and crew were spotted filming a funeral scene.

We can’t embed the pictures here, but the Daily Mail has compiled them, and they’re all over Twitter. The filming took place in a graveyard. The melancholic Dream (Tom Sturridge) and his sunny sister Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) were present. Strangely, Sturridge looks to be holding a copy of the first edition of The Wizard of Oz. What’s that about?

Looking at the name on a headstone, it appears the funeral is for ‘Alvin Robert Caleb Mannering’ who fans will know as Wanda. Wanda, a transgender woman, is a prevalent character in the Sandman comics. However, in season 2 of the show, it appears as if her role has been remixed. If we look at the character descriptions, the character Ruby DeLonge seems to be replaced by Wanda.

Indya Moore joins the cast of The Sandman season 2!

The new set photos also gave us a glimpse of a new cast member. Welcome Indya Moore to the Sandman family!

Best know for her role in Pose, Moore is a transgender actor who was included in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Her role in Sandman is currently unknown. Wanda, maybe? But then why would she be on set for Wanda’s funeral? This is definitely something to keep an eye on.

The Sandman season 2 doesn’t have a release date yet. It’s still in the early stages of filming, and the show has no doubt been hit with delays due to the WGA strike. Expect new episodes to drop sometime next year!

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