Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Gets Star-Studded Audiobook Adaptation

Neil Gaiman

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From American Gods to Coraline to Good Omens, the work of Neil Gaiman has proved fruitful ground for adaptations, his idiosyncratic epic fantasies bursting with creativity. Now one of his most famous works, graphic novel series The Sandman, is getting an adaptation in audio form. The wildly imaginative comics will be brought into a new medium on Amazon’s Audible platform, from Hitchhiker’s Guide legend Dirk Maggs, with a cast that is ludicrously good.

Gaiman himself is on board as the narrator. Then there’s James McAvoy voicing Morpheus, Riz Ahmed as The Corinthian, Kat Dennings voicing Death, Taron Egerton taking on John Constantine, Samantha Morton as Urania Blackwell, Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven, and Michael Sheen playing Lucifer. That’s quite the crew. The adaptation will cover the first three books in the series – Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House, and Dream Country – with more instalments expected down the line.

The audiobook will be available through Audible on 15 July, and pre-orders are open now. The graphic novel series is also currently being developed as a Netflix series, executive produced by Gaiman and David Goyer, with Allan Heinberg as showrunner. Last summer it was announced for an 11-episode series order, so stay tuned for updates on the screen adaptation.

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