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

It seems that within minutes of the series landing on the streaming platform, people were taking 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 goes by.

The 11-part series is based on the comic books by Neil Gaiman and follows the Lord of Dreams after he escapes imprisonment by a mortal wizard and attempts to reclaim his lost equipment.

People on the internet 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. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

What are people saying about the show?

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

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

From gushing about his “deep soothing voice” to suggesting 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, iconic actor and comedian Stephen Fry as Gilbert and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer.

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

The Sandman | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Sandman | Official Trailer | Netflix

Writer 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, is so far away in terms of Sandman continuity by the end of LUCIFER, that it’s easier on everyone to go back to the version in the comics. And this way you don’t know what our Lucifer is going to do. Tom’s is lovable.”

Stream The Sandman on Netflix now.

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