Meet Joanna Constantine, the paranormal detective who will play a major role in The Sandman series
At last we know the first trailer for The Sandman series and with it the appearance of several of the characters who will share the scene with Morpheus, including Joanna Constantine, the paranormal detective.
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This character is a gender swap of the well-known John Constantine. Recall that June 1985 John Constantine first appears in the pages of The Swamp Thing Saga #37.
However, despite the fact that John Constantine is an important part of the Morpheus stories in the Sandman comics, the detective’s rights for audiovisual media were one of the reasons why Neil Gaiman and Alan Heinberg opted for the gender conversion of the character. detective trickster.
That is why in the series we have the presence of Joanna Constantine, who is the great-great-granddaughter of Johanna ‘Lady’ Constantine, an occult adventurer from the 17th century. Gaiman calls Johanna, “brilliant, deceitful, haunted, and probably doomed.”
Both the grandmother and the great-great-granddaughter will be played by Jenna Coleman, an actress who has stood out in series such as Dr. Who, Victoria and The Serpent.
What Jenna Coleman brings to Joanna Constantine
“Jenna brought this glorious, heartbroken, hurt, bitter, cheeky (character)… That’s exactly what she was trying to do in the original comic with John, only that’s it, but more“, Neil Gaiman pointed out at the presentation panel for The Sandman.
While the screenwriter Alan Heinberg highlighted some of the qualities that Joanna Constantine has for the series The Sandman, which are contrasting compared to John Constantine.
“She’s a little fancy… she operates in a world that’s on a higher level. I mean, the Queen and the royal family are clients. So maybe we won’t see her eating burgers for breakfast.”
As Jenna Coleman talks about what she will bring to the Constantine mythology by becoming the first woman to become a paranormal detective,
“The character was so developed, the voice, everything came to me immediately. The idea of her being the lone ranger of the world with this tough exterior and her cynicism and her irony and wit to not let anyone get close to her. A pretty tortured soul, with a big compassionate heart underneath”
The kingdom of dreams and nightmares will have its monarch again
The Sandman follows in the footsteps of Morpheus, the God of sleep, and his impact on the world, as he tries to right the cosmic and human mistakes he made during his existence.
The result is a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend seamlessly intertwine.
The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.
Also starring are Jenna Coleman as Joanna Constantine, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, and Mason Alexander Park as Desire.
Allan Heinberg will write the series, and Neil Gaiman will serve as producer, alongside David S. Goyer, who has participated in projects such as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight film trilogy.
The Sandman will be released on August 5, 2022 through the most famous digital entertainment platform.
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