Over the years I've listened to a lot of audiobooks and Audible's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's seminal The Sandman, from 2020, stands head-and-shoulders above its peers as one of the finest.
This September, we are to be treated to The Sandman: Act II.
To be released on September 22, this outing will will adapt volume four of the graphic novel series, Season of Mists, and volume five, A Game of You. It will also tackle the experimental Distant Mirrors quartet and Convergence trio from The Sandman’s sixth volume, Fables & Reflections.
James McAvoy returns in the title role of Dream, with Kat Dennings as Death, Michael Sheen as Lucifer, Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven, and co-executive producer and creative director Neil Gaimanis back as the production’s narrator.
These luminaries are joined by a galaxy of new recruits, including:
- Jeffrey Wright as Destiny,
- Regé-Jean Page as Orpheus,
- Brian Cox as Augustus,
- Emma Corrin as Thessaly,
- John Lithgow as Emperor Joshua Norton,
- David Tennant as Loki,
- Bill Nighy as Odin,
- Kristen Schaal as Delirium,
- Kevin Smith as Merv Pumpkinhead,
- Bebe Neuwirth as Bast,
- Miriam Margolyes as Despair,
- Joanna Lumley as Lady Johnanna Constantine,
- Niamh Walsh as Nuala,
- and many more.
Thrilled to be able to share just a few of the brilliant cast members of The Sandman: Act II from @audible_com and @dccomics. It will be released on September 22nd! Catch up on The Sandman Act I before Act II arrives. https://t.co/EjYoJlvueX #SandmanxAudible pic.twitter.com/Ncq0HbTI16— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 22, 2021