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The Sandman: John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus) present in the casting for the role of Hal

A few days before the debut of The Sandman series on Netflix, a late announcement on the distribution front. Actor and director John Cameron Mitchell inherits the (secondary) role of Hal, or Hal Carter, the landlord of the apartment rented by heroine Rose Walker in the Vortex story arc. A volume that coincides with the entry of the Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook), and which should logically occupy a rather important place for this first season of the adaptation developed by Netflix and Warner Bros. Television based on the writings of Neil Gaiman and drawings by Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg.

Shantay You Stay

In The Sandman, the Vortex arc corresponds to the second story in the timeline, positioned just after the introduction and Morpheus’ quest to reclaim his mystical artifacts after his imprisonment in the cellars of Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance) . Rose Walker (Vanesu Samunyai), involuntary heiress of a mysterious old woman (Unity Kincaid, Sandra James Young), finds herself linked to several dreams or nightmares escaped from the kingdom of Dreaming by going in search of her little brother who disappeared in the States -United. Once there, she rents an apartment from Hal, in a building occupied by a few colorful characters.

Welcoming, Hal occupies his free time by cultivating his passion for the art of drag – having been sought out John Cameron Mitchell therefore has everything of a kind of tribute in disguise, given that this one is also known for having directed and interpreted the lead role in the movie Hedwig & the Angry Inch. An evocation of the themes of cross-dressing and gender identity in the independent film (and musical) scene of the late 1990s, which won him an award for direction at the Sundance Film Festival. Mitchell is also known for creating Shortbus, a small cult sexual diversity project in New York. The guy had already had the opportunity to meet Neil Gaiman on the adaptation of the novel How to Talk to Girls in the Evening (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), by signing the film adaptation of this small project.

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The first season of The Sandman is due out on August 5, 2022.


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