The upcoming Audible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman has just found the right actor to voice Dream. Audible revealed that X-Men star James McAvoy will lend his voice to the Endless known also as Morpheus, Kai’ckul, and Oneiros. The first part of the Audible drama will debut in July. It will adapt only the first three volumes of the graphic novel series while the others will debut later.
“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.
The official description reads:
“When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus – the immortal king of dreams, stories and the imagination – is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve the three ‘tools’ that will restore his power and help him to rebuild his dominion, which has deteriorated in his absence. As the multi-threaded story unspools, The Sandman descends into Hell to confront Lucifer (Michael Sheen), chases rogue nightmares who have escaped his realm, and crosses paths with an array of characters from DC comic books, ancient myths, and real-world history, including: Inmates of Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum, Doctor Destiny, the muse Calliope, the three Fates, William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), and many more.”
Neil Gaiman will lend his voice to the adaptation as the narrator. The cast also includes Riz Ahmed as The Corinthian, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton as John Constantine, William Hope as Doctor Destiny, Josie Lawrence as Mad Hettie, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Samantha Morton as Urania Blackwell, Bebe Neuwirth as the Siamese Cat, and Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven.
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 will provide the score.
The first part of Sandman will be available starting July 15. How do you think James McAvoy will fare as Dream? Let us know in the comments section below.
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