Netflix has revealed another part of The Sandman‘s cast and it includes Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, which is very good casting in my opinion.
Netflix had previously revealed that the likes of Tom Sturridge Gwendolyn Christie, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Amid Chaudry, Charles Dance, Vivienne Acheampong, and Boyd Holbrook.
They’ve now revealed another round of the show’s cast.
Jenna Coleman is going to be playing Johanna Constantine.
Now, there have been a number of outlets and people claiming that this means that they’ve gender-swapped the role of John Constantine.
However, that isn’t the case. Johanna Constantine is in The Sandman comics, and also has her own spin-off comics.
Jenna Coleman has been cast as Johanna Constantine in Netflix’s The Sandman
— DC (@DCComics) May 26, 2021
Here’s what Neil Gaiman himself had to say about the character and casting Jemma in the role:
Eighteenth-Century occult adventuress, John Constantine’s great-great-great-grandmother. This Sandman character became so popular that she even had her own spin-off series. I created her to fill the role that John Constantine does in the past. When we broke down the first season, given that we knew that we would be encountering Johanna in the past, we wondered what would happen if we met a version of her in the present as well. We tried it and the script was sparkier, feistier, and in some ways even more fun. So having written her, we just had to cast her. Jenna Coleman (she/her) gave us the Johanna of our dreams – tough, brilliant, tricky, haunted and probably doomed.
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