1:40 pm EDT, May 13, 2020

‘The Sandman’ Audible adaptation to be lead by James McAvoy

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An Audible adaptation of The Sandman series is coming, and will be led by James McAvoy and featuring a star-studded cast!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, who dropped the exclusive news, James McAvoy will voice Dream in the Audible adaptation of The Sandman, which will have a star-studded cast that includes Riz Ahmed, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Arthur Darvill, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis and Michael Sheen as Lucifer.

The Sandman is a critically acclaimed graphic novel series will dedicated fans from around the world.

Published by DC/Vertigo, the series originally ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996 and began with the accidental capture of Dream, the younger brother of Death, and the journey that comes when he is released seven decades later.

The first part of the Audible original drama will debut July 15 and will adapt the first three volumes of The Sandman graphic novel series —Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House and Dream Country.

“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.

Author Neil Gaiman is narrating The Sandman audible series and is executive producing alongside longtime collaborator Dirk Maggs, who adapted the comics and is directing.

After July’s English-language version is released, the series will later be adapted for French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish.

The Sandman became available for pre-order Wednesday, with more information to be found on Audible’s website.

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