Netflix series adds four Irish stars to its cast

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We are living for the Irish acting Renaissance.

Irish faces are popping up left, right and centre.

From Saoirse to Paul to Nicola to Andrew, we are very proud of our incredible talent.

Now we’ll have four more stars to obsess over.

The Sandman, the Netflix fantasy series with a cult following, is preparing to return to the streaming service for season two.

They have announced a hefty cast update which includes some Irish faces. And we’re seriously obsessed!

Ruairí O’Connor, Laurence O’Fuarain and Jack Gleeson have all been announced as new cast members for season two.

Ruairí, who has previously appeared in Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope and The Morning Show will play Orpheus.

Ruairí O’Connor

This character is a poet, musician, and oracle, and is the only child of Dream and the muse, Calliope. Orpheus is an idealistic, romantic, young man – and very much his father’s son – until tragedy strikes and reveals to him the true nature of love.

Laurence O’Fuarain, has appeared in The Witcher: Blood Origin and The Gentleman, will play Thor, the storm god. With his hammer Mjollnir, Thor is brusque, rude, and driven entirely by his appetites – for food and drink, for battle, and for sex.

Laurence O’Fuarain

Ann Skelly, who has starred in Vikings and The Nevers will play Nuala, a royal emissary from the court of Faerie. Nuala is responsible, empathetic, and principled.

Ann Skelly

And finally Jack Gleeson, who is best known as Joffrey from Game of Thrones, will play Puck.

This character is a malevolent hobgoblin who serves as the royal jester to King Auberon of Faerie. Puck is fascinated by mortals and enjoys nothing more than making sport of them for his own amusement. He’s also the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Jack Gleeson

The series follows a world where gods and mystical creatures rule from behind the shadows. When the Sandman, aka Dream — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.

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