Audible will be doing an adaptation of Vertigo’s Sandman from Neil Gaiman. Gaiman will serve as the narrator with an all-star cast that includes James McAvoy, Kat Dennings, Andy Serkis, Riz Ahmed, Michael Sheen, and Taron Egerton. If you’ve been a fan of Gaiman, comics, McAvoy or anything in between; then you’re likely just as excited as I am to check this adaptation out. McAvoy have teamed up in the past to work on Neverwhere which was pretty epic in its own right. Read more about this project below.
“When an occultist attempts to capture the physical embodiment of Death (Dennings) in a bargain for eternal life, he instead mistakenly traps Death’s younger brother Dream (McAvoy), another of the seven god-like siblings known as the Endless who oversee aspects of human existence, including Desire (Bond) and Despair (Margolyes), Destiny, Destruction and Delirium,” reads Audible’s description of the series.
The complete casting is as follows: Morpheus (McAvoy), Death (Dennings), Despair (Miriam Margolyes), Lucifer (Michael Sheen), Desire (Justin Vivian Bond), the Corinthian (Ahmed), John Constantine (Egerton), Uraina Blackwell (Samantha Morton), Bebe Neuwirth (the Siamese Cat), Matthew the Raven (Serkis), William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), Doctor Destiny (William Hope), Hob Gadling (Matthew Horne), J’onn J’onzz (Reginald D. Hunter), Unity Kincaid (Sue Johnston), Choronzon (Paterson Joseph), Mad Hettie (Josie Lawrence), Dr. John Hathaway (Anton Lesser), and Lady Johanna Constantine (Joanna Lumley).
Audible’s Sandman series is scheduled to debut July 15.