Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ Gets Audio Follow-Up From Audible

Hearing is the next best thing to seeing–and with The Sandman graphic novel adaptations, that’s all horror fans have right now.

Audible released its version of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning DC Comics horror story last year to rave reviews, and now the follow-up to that audio adaptation is here, as reported on

The SandmanAct II–adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs–debuts tomorrow, Sept. 22 exclusively from Audible. Check out a sneak peek on this page.

This new version again features James McAvoy as Dream (Morpheus), along with Kat Dennings, Michael Sheen, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, Rege-Jean Page, Brian Cox, Emma Corrin, John Lithgow, Bebe Neuwirth and a host of others.

For those familiar with the original graphic novel, The SandmanAct II adapts Volume FourSeason of Mists and Volume FiveA Game of You, as well as portions of Volume SixFables & Reflections.

On a related front, the live-action Netflix adaptation of The Sandman is still moving forward. As reported here in Horror News Network, filming on the first 11-episode season has wrapped, but no debut date has yet been announced.

The series–starring Tom Sturridge as Morpheus–is described as a blend of “modern myth and dark fantasy” that follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, ” as he mends the cosmic and human mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.”

The Warner Bros. Television series is written by Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg, who also serves as showrunner.

The Sandman DC comic book–created by Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Sam Dringenberg–ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996, earning Eisner, Hugo and Bram Stoker Awards.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on everything to do with The Sandman.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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