Audible has gathered an impressive all-star cast for its upcoming Audible Original adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
Neil Gaiman will serve as Creative Director, Executive Producer and Narrator. The bestselling author’s longtime audio collaborator, multi-award winner Maggs (Neverwhere, Good Omens) will serve as the project’s Executive Producer as well as Scriptwriter and Director.
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), Despair (Margolyes), Destiny, Destruction and Delirium. After seventy years of imprisonment, Dream finally escapes, embarking on a quest to reclaim his lost objects of power and rebuild his kingdom—the world of sleep and imagination called The Dreaming.
Audible also confirmed that the audio production would adapt the first three books in Gaiman’s series—Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House and Dream Country. That means that along with the iconic story of Dream’s capture and search for his missing tools, fans will likely hear the comic’s legendary serial killer convention brought to life, as well as the World Fantasy Award-winning short story “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the terrifying “24 Hours” and much more.
Audible’s The Sandman is scheduled to debut on July 15, 2020, and is now available for pre-order at Audible.com/TheSandman.