James McAvoy will lead the Audible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning The Sandman series and he’ll be joined by a star-studded cast!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the exclusive news, James McAvoy will voice Dream in the Audible adaptation of The Sandman.
He will lead an adaptation that will have quite a star-studded cast that includes 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.
The Sandman is a critically acclaimed graphic novel series with dedicated fans from around the world that ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996. Originally published by DC/Vertigo, the series began with the accidental capture of Dream, the younger brother of Death, and the journey that comes when he is released seven decades later.
The first part of the Audible original drama will debut July 15 and will adapt the first three volumes of The Sandman graphic novel series —Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House and Dream Country.
Author Neil Gaiman is narrating The Sandman Audible series and is executive producing alongside longtime collaborator Dirk Maggs, who adapted the comics and is directing.
“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,” Audible Originals editor in chief David Blum said in a statement.
After July’s English-language version is released, the series will later be adapted for French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish.
The Sandman became available for pre-order Wednesday, with more information to be found on Audible’s website.