SANDMAN Audible Drama Enlists James McAvoy As Dream, Kat Dennings As Death, Michael Sheen As Lucifer

SANDMAN Audible Drama Enlists James McAvoy As Dream, Kat Dennings As Death, Michael Sheen As Lucifer

Audible's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has enlisted some big names to bring Dream, Death and the rest of the Endless and their friends and foes to life, including James McAvoy and Andy Serkis...

By MarkCassidy - May 13, 2020 05:05 AM EST
Filed Under: The Sandman

Before Neil Gaiman's seminal DC Vertigo comic series, The Sandman, is brought to life in live-action on Netflix, fans will get to experience the first three volumes (Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House and Dream Country) of the story in Audible form.

THR has now revealed the cast of the upcoming adaptation, and there are some big names involved. James McAvoy will provide the voice of Dream/Morpheus, and he'll be joined by Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Kat Dennings as Death, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Michael Sheen as Lucifer, and Andy Serkis as Mathew the Raven.

Riz Ahmed, Arthur Darvill, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Samantha Morton and Bebe Neuwirth are also involved, but the trade doesn't reveal which characters they'll play.

"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.

The first part of Audible's The Sandman will debut on July 15th. Gaiman will narrate the series and is also executive producing alongside longtime collaborator Dirk Maggs.

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.

UPDATE: You'll find the full cast and the characters they'll voice below, and Egerton is playing John Constantine.

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soberchimera - 5/13/2020, 5:54 AM
DAMN GOOD CASTING! Although, this is probably the first time Constantine won't be voiced by Matt Ryan :(
Origame - 5/13/2020, 5:58 AM
An audible...for a comic? Doesnt that ruin half the experience?
GhostDog - 5/13/2020, 6:06 AM
This is worth the listen for sure
MosquitoFarmer - 5/13/2020, 6:16 AM
There's a part about Kat Dennings that get's wasted in animation.

GeneralZod - 5/13/2020, 6:53 AM
@MosquitoFarmer -
L0RDbuckethead - 5/13/2020, 7:49 AM
@MosquitoFarmer - Two parts
patgreyc - 5/13/2020, 10:29 AM
@L0RDbuckethead - She has huge...…..tracks of land.
MosquitoFarmer - 5/13/2020, 2:12 PM
@GeneralZod @LORDbuckethead @patgreyc - Can't say she couldn't blur the lines though...

789 - 5/13/2020, 7:28 AM
Taron Edgerton as John Constantine, why they didn't go with Dan Stevens?
Dredd97 - 5/13/2020, 7:34 AM
@789 - Well it's just a voice. Taron has a pretty Constantine sounding voice
Dredd97 - 5/13/2020, 7:34 AM
I [frick]ing love this cast. Can't wait for this. So good. Don't know about Dennings, but everyone else is solid
tmp3 - 5/13/2020, 10:53 AM
@Dredd97 - Agreed on everything. Nice to see my boy Riz get more work but McAvoy as Dream is *chef's kiss*
Dredd97 - 5/13/2020, 11:22 AM
@tmp3 - Right? He's great. And McAvoy is brilliant. I also really dig Taron as Constantine
tmp3 - 5/13/2020, 11:24 AM
@Dredd97 - Now all I need is great casting for the Netflix show, haha
Dredd97 - 5/13/2020, 2:13 PM
@tmp3 - Exactly. Voices are great because we don't have to see them. The actors may be a bit more difficult
tmp3 - 5/13/2020, 2:16 PM
@Dredd97 - If they get actors on the same caliber as McAvoy/Ahmed/Serkis, I'd nut so hard. Maybe the Driver-for-Morpheus dream (HA!) is still alive
Dredd97 - 5/13/2020, 2:49 PM
@tmp3 - Hahaha agreed. Sheen and Serkis can stay. I'd like to maybe see a recast for Constantine, and Adam Driver would be too perfect to not cast. Like Jeremy Irons as old Ozy
tmp3 - 5/13/2020, 2:59 PM
@Dredd97 - Yeah, as much as I like Edgerton I think that Dan Stevens or Oliver Jackson Cohen would be a better fit for Constantine. Serkis would just need to come in for voice-overs so it'd be fine with his schedule, but as much as I love Sheen he still feels a bit too... masculine for live-action Lucifer? Especially for Preludes/Nocturnes-era.
Really do dig that Riz Ahmed casting for Corinthian. I think he might be too old for the casting call that went out though.
Dredd97 - 5/13/2020, 3:02 PM
@tmp3 - I agree. Yeah, I could see Sheen being too masculine.
Riz Ahmed could do wonders. They could fudge it a bit
Twenty23Three - 5/13/2020, 7:52 AM
A Constantine who isn’t Mat Ryan? Madness
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