Tom Sturridge plays Dream, also known as Morpheus, who emerges from captivity after more than a century and works to restore his realm.
Sturridge plays Dream, one of the Endless — a group of supernatural beings who are the manifestations of the forces that govern the universe.
Trapped in the early 1900s by occultist Robert Burgess, Dream eventually gets free over a century later, looking to recover his stolen belongings and recover his realm.
Tom Sturridge’s hair outside of the series isn’t quite as wild.
Boyd Holbrook plays The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare-turned-serial-killer in the human realm.
Holbrook looks similar to his character but has lately sported some facial hair.
Vivienne Acheampong plays Lucienne, the librarian and (in Dream’s Absence) custodian of his realm The Dreaming.
She’s buttoned up in the series, but Vivienne Acheampong has a flair for fashion in real life.
Patton Oswalt voices Matthew the Raven, Dream’s new companion.
It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that Oswalt is not a raven.
David Thewlis plays John Dee, the son of occultist Robert Burgess and his lover Ethel Cripps.
Thewlis looks much the same as his character in real life, albeit a bit less haggard.
Charles Dance plays Roderick Burgess, the occultist who traps Morpheus for a century.
Dance looks just as dapper as his character in real life.
Jenna Coleman plays Johanna Constantine, an occult detective who’s linked to the DC Comics character John Constantine.
Jenna Coleman looks similar to her character with shorter, lighter hair.
Gwendoline Christie plays Lucifer Morningstar, a fallen angel and the ruler of hell.
Lately, Christie has worn her hair longer than her character.
Kirby Howell-Baptiste plays Death, one of the Endless and Dream’s elder sister.
Kirby Howell-Baptiste wore her hair styled up at “The Sandman” premiere.
Ferdinand Kingsley plays Hob Gadling, a friend of Dream’s who’s lived since the 1300s.
Kingsley has sported shorter hair than he does in the show recently.
Kyo Ra plays Rose Walker, a woman searching for her lost younger brother who has a special connection to The Dreaming.
Kyo Ra, also known as Vanesu Samunyai, also sported two light-colored braids at San Diego Comic Con.
Mason Alexander Park plays Desire, Dream’s younger sibling.
In real life, Park is also platinum blonde, but with a more current style.
Razane Jammal plays Lyta Hall, a widow who, alongside her now-deceased husband, took Rose in after her mother died.
Jammal looks much the same as her character in real life, and wore her hair down as well at the series’ premiere.
Sandra James-Young plays Unity Kincaid, a woman who was afflicted with the ‘sleepy sickness’ resulting from Dream’s captivity.
James-Young wore a loose-fitting grey dress to “The Sandman” premiere.