The audio series will continue the adaptation of Audible, the best-selling graphic novel series written by Gaiman and published by DC. “Sandman: Act IIComing out September 22, 2021, on Audible at this link. Amazon-owned Audible announced their pre-orders for part 2 and 3 of “The Sandman” earlier this year, after releasing the first part a year ago.
Ahead of the season 2 premiere, Audible will release the first season of “The Sandman” for free starting today. Previously, the lineup was only available through Audible Premium Plus ($14.95/month) or purchased a la carte for $34.95.
“The Sandman: Act II” will once again be adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs and narrated by Gaiman, who is also the creative director and co-executive producer. The original soundtrack was again provided by BAFTA award-winning composer James Hannigan.
The composite cast will be led by McAvoy, taking on the lead role in Dream (aka Morpheus), with Kat Dennings (as Death), Michael Sheen (Lucifer) and Andy Serkis (Matthew the Raven) their respective roles.
“Emotional to join the stellar cast of The Sandman: Act II from @audible and @dc, based on the popular graphic novel written by @neilgaiman,” McAvoy said in an Instagram post. .
The new and returning cast for season 2 includes Jeffrey Wright (Destiny), Regé-Jean Page (Orpheus), Brian Cox (Augustus), Emma Corrin (Thessaly), John Lithgow (Emperor Joshua Norton), David Tennant (Loki). ), Bill Nighy (Odin), Kristen Schaal (Delirium), Kevin Smith (Merv Pumpkinhead), Bebe Neuwirth (Bast), Miriam Margolyes (Despair), Joanna Lumley (Lady Johanna Constantine), Niamh Walsh (Nuala) and Arthur Darvill ( William Shakespeare).
“The Sandman: Act II” will adapt the Gaiman graphic novel series “Volume 4: Mists Season” and “Volume 5: Your Game,” as well as the “Away Mirror” quartet and the “Convergence” trilogy. ” from “Volume Six: Parables & Meditations.”
In the United States, the first season of “The Sandman” will be available for free to download or stream from Audible from July 22 to October 22. All episodes will be available on supported devices. Alexa from August 3-31 (by saying “Alexa, read ‘The Sandman'”), while Amazon Music will offer free access to episodes 1-3 of the first season from May 22 7- October 22.
“The Sandman” is Audible’s best-selling original title in history and held the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Selling Audio Fiction Book list for July and August 2020.
Separately, one TV series adaptation of “Sandman” is being made for Netflix at Warner Bros Television.
“The Sandman: Act II” will join Audible’s line of original audio dramas, including “Killing Hollywood: The Cotton Club Murder” starring Christian Slater, Juliette Lewis and Rainn Wilson; “Panic: Ghosts and Legends” by Lauren Oliver; “Yard Work” written by David Koepp and starring Kevin Bacon; “Phreaks” starring Christian Slater and Ben McKenzie; and “When You Finish Saving the World” written and performed by Jesse Eisenberg.
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