The audio series dedicated to recounting the adventure of The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman will have its continuation in Audible. Via Variety it is announced that the second act will hit the platform this coming fall. Specifically, the September 22, 2021. The series in audio format will continue with its adaptation of the well-known graphic novel, building on the announcement earlier this year that there would be seasons 2 and 3. “The Sandman: Act II” will adapt “Volume Four: Season of Mists” and ” Volume Five: A Game of You ”, as well as the“ Distant Mirrors ”quartet and the“ Convergence ”trio from“ Volume Six: Fables & Reflections ”.
Before the premiere of Part Two, Audible will make the first installment of “The Sandman” available for free starting today. Previously, the series was only available through Audible Premium Plus or as an on-demand purchase.
“The Sandman: Act II” will once again be adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs and narrated by Gaiman, who also serves as creative director and co-executive producer. The original score is once again by BAFTA-winning composer James Hannigan.
The cast will be led by James McAvoy, who reprises the title role of Dream (aka Morpheus), with Kat Dennings (as Death), Michael Sheen (Lucifer) and Andy Serkis (Matthew the Raven) reprising their respective roles.
Excited to be in the brilliant cast of Audible and Dc’s The Sandman: Act II, based on the acclaimed graphic novels written by Neil Gaiman, ”says McAvoy in an Instagram post.
New and returning cast members for season two are Jeffrey Wright (Fate), Regé-Jean Page (Orpheus), Brian Cox (August), 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 first installment of “The Sandman” will be available for free to download or stream on Audible from July 22 to October 22. All episodes will be available on devices with Alexa from August 3 to 31, while Amazon Music will offer free access to episodes 1 to 3 of the first installment from July 22 to October 22.
“The Sandman” is Audible’s best-selling original title in its history, ranking No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller Audio Fiction list in July and August 2020.
Via information | Variety