‘The Sandman’ Audition Tape Reveals New Details For Netflix/DC Series

Apr 7, 2020

We at The GWW have found an audition tape for the character of “Morpheus” made by actor Oliver Farnworth (‘Coronation Street,’ ‘Mr. Selfridge’).

As fans of the The Sandman already know, “Morpheus” is a moniker for Dream. Dream (also known as “The Sandman”) is a fictional character who first appeared in the first issue of the Vertigo comic book, written by Neil Gaiman (‘Good Omens,’ ‘American Gods’). One of the seven Endless, inconceivably powerful beings older and greater than gods, Dream is both lord and personification of all dreams and stories, all that is not in reality (which, in turn, Dream may define by his existence). He has taken many names, including Morpheus and Oneiros, and his appearance can change depending on the person who is seeing him.

You can view the audition for yourself below:


We’ve also made a transcript of the audition, which you can read below:

What happened here? Who did this?

You did, sire. What with you gone for so long, the realm began to fade and then, well, crumble.

Where is everyone? The palace staff, the dreams, the nightmares?

I’m afraid most have gone, sire.

Gone? Gone… They just left?

Well they thought perhaps you’d have grown weary of your duties and-

What, abandon them? Had they so little faith in me, did my own subjects not know me?

You do tend to keep your own council…

I am Dream of The Endless.

Yes, sir.

I alone am responsible for the dream lives of every creature in every realm.

And you have been missed, sir.

Where are they? The night-kind who have abandoned their posts, where have they gone?

To the waking world.

They dare.

If I may, they were starving here-

Dreams and nightmares do not live in the waking world. They do NOT feed on the dreamers they were made to serve.

They will come back, lord, once you restore the Dreaming.

Some power has returned to me since I’ve come back. I made this realm and its inhabitants and I WILL make it again.

The official logline of the dark fantasy is below:

“A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic–and human–mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.”

Allan Heinberg serves as writer and showrunner on the series. He has both a story and screenplay credit on another recent DC project, Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman.’ His other credits include ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal,’ and ‘The Catch.’

Additionally, Heinberg, Gaiman, and David S. Goyer (‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Krypton’) will co-write the pilot.

The series was originally supposed to begin production in May before the coronavirus outbreak.

Further, ‘Sandman’ will be the most expensive TV series from DC Entertainment. The first season will consist of 11 episodes.

Meanwhile, there is no premiere date for the series as of now.

Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.