Audible’s forthcoming adaptation of the classic DC/Vertigo comic book, The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman, is beginning to take shape as voice talent involved continues to be announced.
The Sandman series, which began with the accidental capture of Dream, the younger brother of Death, and the journey that comes when he is released seven decades later, originally ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996. The first installment of the audio drama will debut July 15 and adapts the first three volumes of the graphic novel series (Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House, and Dream Country).
Gaiman will narrate the series along with executive producing alongside longtime collaborator Dirk Maggs, who adapted the comics and is directing. The voice talents will include Riz Ahmed, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Arthur Darvill, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis, and Michael Sheen as Lucifer. VOice the lead character Dream will be actor James McAvoy, who is no stranger to portraying comic book characters after playing the role of Professor Xavier in four recent X-Men films.
In a statement reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Audible Originals editor in chief David Blum said,
“A truly exceptional cast of artists will be bringing this cultural phenomenon to life. We are honored to be working alongside Neil Gaiman and DC to create a truly immersive adaptation that we know fans and listeners will love.”
The Sandman is now available for pre-order and more information can be found on Audible’s website. The initial release will be the English-language version released, with later adaptions available in French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish.
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