Neil Gaiman reveals 'cast of your dreams' for 'Sandman' audio drama, starring James McAvoy

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  • Saturday, 16 May 2020

Morpheus aka Dream (left) and Death take a break in comic book The Sandman #8. You can hear them in an audio drama 'The Sandman', voiced by James McAvoy (Morpheus) and Kat Dennings (Death), available in July through the Audible platform. Photo: DC Comics

Celebrated British author Neil Gaiman's classic graphic novel series The Sandman will be receiving a star-studded audio adaptation on July 15 through the Audible platform.

This audio drama will revolve around the first three classic DC Comics/Vertigo books in the series – Preludes & Nocturnes (1989), The Doll’s House (1989), and Dream Country (1991).

These fan-favourite works will be voiced by an eye-catching cast: James McAvoy (Morpheus aka Dream), Riz Ahmed (The Corinthian), Kat Dennings (Death), Taron Egerton (John Constantine), Samantha Morton (Urania Blackwell), Andy Serkis (Matthew the Raven), and Michael Sheen (Lucifer).

"This will be @DirkMaggs' adaptation of the first 3 Graphic Novels. They are stunning, with the cast of your dreams," wrote Gaiman on Twitter recently to announce The Sandman audio adaptation series.

Gaiman himself will narrate and produce the audio drama, with his longtime collaborator friend Maggs, who adapted the comics and is directing.

According to industry reports, this graphic novel series will also be realised as an 11-episode Netflix series soon. The Sandman was about to enter production before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, causing work to temporarily stop for the moment.

"The scripts for the first season are written, casting had started, directors hired, sets were being built. Everything was ready to go into production, and then we moved into a pause. As soon as the world is ready to make TV drama, Sandman will move smoothly back into being made," said Gaiman in a Tumblr post on April 14.

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