Netflix may be working on a Sandman series now, but Audible has decided to push forward with their audio drama adaptation of Neil Gaiman's highly acclaimed graphic novel. Just in, we have a new teaser which actually features Morpheus.
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.
If you didn't know already, the Sandman audio drama boasts a star-studded cast which includes the likes of James McAvoy voicing Morpheus, Kat Dennings as Death, and Taron Egerton as John Constantine. Other actors include Riz Ahmed, Andy Serkis, and even Neil Gaiman himself as the narrator.
The entire series logs in a time of 10 hours and 54 minutes and is said to only cover the first 20 issues of the original comic. With the graphic novel running for 75 issues, we should probably expect three more installments down the line, depending on the success of this first adaptation.
You can listen to The Sandman adaptation now available on Audible.
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