Neil Gaiman Reveals Why Tom Ellis Wasn’t Cast As Lucifer In Netflix’s The Sandman

Neil Gaiman recently revealed why Tom Ellis won’t be playing Lucifer in Netflix The Sandman after fans kept on complaining about Ellis not having been cast in the series. He opened up about the show’s Lucifer casting on Tumbr.

It was revealed last week that Gwendoline Christie would be playing Lucifer in The Sandman series over on Netflix. As far as I’m concerned, this is brilliant casting and I can’t wait to see how she plays the role in the series

However, some people were upset that Lucifer’s Tom Ellis didn’t get the role in The Sandman Netflix TV show. A number of them directly asked Neil Gaiman why they didn’t cast Ellis as Lucifer.

Neil Gaiman reveals why they opted not to cast Tom Ellis as. Lucifer in Netflix’s The Sandman

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A fan asked Gaiman why they opted not to cast Tom Ellis as Lucifer in the Netflix The Sandman show. Here’s Gaiman’s reply:

The theology and cosmogony of Lucifer is a long way from Sandman’s. It’s “inspired by” Sandman, but you can’t easily retrofit the Lucifer version to get back to Sandman, if you see what I mean. It seemed easier and more fun to have the Sandman version of Lucifer be, well, much closer to the Sandman version of Lucifer.

This makes so much sense to us, especially after reading The Sandman. The version of Lucifer in that graphic novel is nothing like Tom Ellis’ version in the Netflix show, Lucifer.

What do you make of this news? Were you sad to learn that Tom Ellis wouldn’t be playing Lucifer in Netflix The Sandman show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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