‘The Sandman’ Awakens with New Audiobook

by Mark McCurley

For many people this is now a dream come true as the Vertigo comic book series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman will be getting its very own adaptation on Audible according to Collider.

The Sandman
was first published in 1989 and went on to become a 10-volume series of graphic novels and gained a following that has lasted decades.

DC has released a teaser for the audio book via YouTube and can be seen here:

The audio book will feature the voices of Michael Sheen as Lucifer and James McAvoy as the titular character named Dream, who is one of the seven Endless; very powerful metaphysical beings that also include Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction.

A film version of the character was intended to begin production in the mid-2010’s although On November 9, 2016, i09 reported that screenwriter Eric Heisserer had turned in his draft of the script but left the film, stating that it should be an HBO series instead. Netflix then announced in June 2019 that it has completed a deal with Warner Bros. to develop Sandman into a live-action series with Allan Heinberg set as the showrunner, and Gaiman with David S. Goyer to serve as executive producers.

Although Dream, has not appeared in a live-action adaptation of his own yet, the Fox and Netflix series Lucifer is a screen version of the character that is from The Sandman comic book.

The first installment of the audio drama is set to debut July 15, 2020 on Audible, covering the first three volumes with the others to follow on the platform.

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