Razane Jammal is all set to star in a new Netflix series adapted from DC Comics. The Beirut-born actor will officially be joining the ever-expanding DC Universe with the streaming platform’s show titled The Sandman.
The Sandman is based on the popular comic book series of the same name, by author Neil Gaiman. He describes it as a “rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven. “The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic — and human — mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.” Gaiman is co-writing the series alongside executive producers David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg.
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Playing the character of Lyta Hall, Jammal will be joining a cast of Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Niamh Walsh, and Donna Preston. Hall is the best friend and travel companion of Rose Walker, one of the protagonists of the comic books, and on a desperate search for her missing brother. A character description from Gaiman reads: “Rose’s friend, a young widow mourning her husband Hector. Rose doesn’t know that Hector has started showing up in Lyta’s dreams, though. Or that strange things are happening. Razane Jammal is Lyta, and she’s terrific.”
Announcing the news to her 148 000 Instagram followers Jammal wrote, “What a dream come true! Thrilled to have joined the DC family.” The 33-year-old actor is widely known in the region for her work in the Netflix Original series Paranormal, based on the horror books by Egyptian novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. Read Next: The 5 Most Hotly Anticipated Shows and Movies Releasing on Netflix This Summer