Neil Gaiman Will Narrate The Sandman Audio Drama For Audible
Last summer, Warner Bros. TV and Netflix struck a deal for a live-action series based upon Neil Gaiman’s classic comic, The Sandman. However, fans won’t have to wait that long as Gaiman is already working on yet another Sandman adaptation. Via The Hollywood Reporter, DC and Audible are teaming up for a multi-part Sandman audio drama. And Gaiman will lend his voice to the adaptation as the narrator.
Gaiman will also executive produce the audio series and act as its creative director. Additionally, Dirk Maggs will pen the script and direct the production. James Hannigan has been signed to provide the score. In the original comic, Sandman followed Morpheus AKA Dream of the Endless; whose siblings include the embodiments of Death, Destiny, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium. After spending seven decades as a captive of humans, Morpheus regains his freedom and also sets out to correct his previous mistakes. This was also the series that introduced the incarnation of Lucifer that inspired the live-action series on Fox and Netflix.
“Almost 30 years ago, Dirk Maggs approached DC about adapting The Sandman info audio form,” said Gaiman said in a statement. “I’m glad it didn’t happen, because we are in a Golden Age of audio drama right now, and Dirk and I are much better at what we are doing. This is a rich audio adaptation of The Sandman graphic novels, brilliantly crafted by Dirk Maggs, with an all-star cast.”
“Audible prides itself on creating and producing immersive and entertaining storytelling, and the exclusive audio production of Neil Gaiman’s legendary comic book series marks a thrilling addition to our original content offerings,” said Audible’s Dave Blum. “We’re excited to join Neil and DC in bringing this extraordinary and beloved universe to Audible’s millions of listeners worldwide, for the very first time.”
Audible’s Sandman adaptation will debut later this year.
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