***Note that the following interview contains slight spoilers for episode six.***
Recently, Netflix premiered the highly-anticipated series The Sandman
, based on the comics written by Neil Gaiman of the same name. The series follows the Sandman, aka Dream, who rules the Dreaming realm. When Dream is captured for a century, it not only affects his world, but the waking world as well. Dream must go on a quest to return what was stolen from him and repair the two worlds.
While visiting with his sister, Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), in 1389, they overhear a man in the tavern, Hob Gadling (Ferdinand Kingsley), declare that he will never die, because he chooses not to. Intrigued, Death grants him immortality. Dream tells Hob to meet him in one hundred years. Every century the two men meet in a pub to discuss what Hob continues to live for.
Kingsley recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his time working on the series.
The actor was already familiar with the comic series when he took on the role. “I've got an older brother who is a huge fan, was a huge Sandman
fan when he was a teenager, when we were growing up. He's six years older than me, so from when I was about nine or ten onwards, it was sort of always around,” Kingsley told the site.