An all-star cast including James McAvoy, Kat Dennings, Andy Serkis, Riz Ahmed, Michael Sheen, and Taron Egerton has been revealed for Audible's upcoming adaptation of DC's Sandman - and co-creator Neil Gaiman is onboard as the narrator.
The complete casting is as follows: Morpheus (McAvoy), Death (Dennings), Despair (Miriam Margolyes), Lucifer (Michael Sheen), Desire (Justin Vivian Bond), the Corinthian (Ahmed), John Constantine (Egerton), Uraina Blackwell (Samantha Morton), Bebe Neuwirth (the Siamese Cat), Matthew the Raven (Serkis), William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), Doctor Destiny (William Hope), Hob Gadling (Matthew Horne), J'onn J'onzz (Reginald D. Hunter), Unity Kincaid (Sue Johnston), Choronzon (Paterson Joseph), Mad Hettie (Josie Lawrence), Dr. John Hathaway (Anton Lesser), and Lady Johanna Constantine (Joanna Lumley).
"When an occultist attempts to capture the physical embodiment of Death (Dennings) in a bargain for eternal life, he instead mistakenly traps Death’s younger brother Dream (McAvoy), another of the seven god-like siblings known as the Endless who oversee aspects of human existence, including Desire (Bond) and Despair (Margolyes), Destiny, Destruction and Delirium," reads Audible's description of the series.
"After seventy years of imprisonment Dream finally escapes, embarking on a quest to reclaim his lost objects of power and rebuild his kingdom, the world of sleep and imagination called the Dreaming. So begins one of the most acclaimed and successful series of graphic novels ever written."
Although the length of the Sandman audio serial is unknown, they have said it will adapt three storylines: "Preludes & Nocturnes," "The Doll's House," and "Dream Country."
"A truly exceptional cast of artists will be bringing this cultural phenomenon to life," Audible Originals Editor-in-Chief David Blum said in the announcement. "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."
In addition to narrating, Gaiman will be executive producing the project.
Audible's Sandman series is scheduled to debut July 15.