The Sandman is getting an audio series featuring James McAvoy as Morpheus alongside a star-studded cast.
James McAvoy will lead an incredibly talented cast as he joins Audible’s The Sandman audio series, voicing Morpheus The Dream King in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed graphic novels. The series will follow Morpheus as he tries to recover three tools to help him rebuild his home back to its former glory after being captured by a cult. Alongside McAvoy, Rogue One star Riz Ahmed voices the Corinthian, Thor star Kat Dennings will voice Death and Kingsman lead Taron Edgerton plays legendary DC magician John Constantine.
Neil Gaiman revealed the cast for The Sandman audio series on Twitter, telling fans that it’ll adapt the first three books in the series and it’ll arrive on Audible on July 15. The writer previously mentioned that Netflix’s live-action series was ready to start production before the pandemic. James McAvoy’s Morpheus is joined by Reginald D. Hunter as J’onn J’onnzz, also known as Martian Manhunter, while Michael Sheen will play Lucifer. Andy Serkis also joins the cast as Matthew the Raven, while Neil Gaiman himself will narrate the series.Take a look at the full cast below.
You are going to be able to listen to the full cast #TheSandmanAudio at @audible from July 15th. This will be @DirkMaggs' adaptation of the first 3 Graphic Novels. They are stunning, with the cast of your dreams…
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— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) May 13, 2020
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Here’s the synopsis for The Sandman audio series:
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.
The Sandman arrives on Audible July 15, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest news surrounding the DC Extended Universe!