Audible and DC has shared the first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic graphic novel series The Sandman. The trailer is our first glimpse at the audio of James McAvoy’s Lord Morpheus.
The audio play has been adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs, and boasts an incredible voice cast that includes Taron Egerton as John Constantine, Riz Ahmed as the Corinthian, Kat Dennings as Death, Samantha Morton as Urania Blackwell, Bebe Neuwirth as the Siamese Cat, Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven, Michael Sheen as Lucifer, and many more.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
The play also includes an original musical score by Academy Award winner James Hannigan.
The Sandman is set to launch on Wednesday, July 15th.