Not all of today’s Sandman news is at Netflix. DC and Audible have also renewed their partnership for the multi-part The Sandman audio drama. In a press release, the two entertainment giants announced The Sandman: Act II and The Sandman: Act III adaptations. Author Neil Gaiman will return as the narrator of the adaptation once again. On top of that, the British author will executive produce the audio series and act as its creative director.
“It was thrilling to be a part of the fastest-selling Audible fiction title and to watch it break records. I’m excited to discover what other surprises the genius Dirk Maggs has up his sleeve in the next volumes of Audible’s The Sandman,” Neil Gaiman said. “It’s like making movies for the ear that go straight to the brain. And soon it will be time to meet the whole family, then to go back to Hell once more, as Morpheus confronts Lucifer in Season of Mists.”
Audible’s adaptations will see Dirk Maggs penning the script as well as directing the production.
“Following its incredibly successful launch on Audible last summer, The Sandman thrilled audiences and established a new bar for Audible Originals, which is a testament to the quality of the audio experiences we are creating at Audible and our listeners’ appetite for them,” said Rachel Ghiazza, Executive Vice President, Head of US Content at Audible. “Audible is proud to be a home for creative visionaries who are bringing extraordinarily immersive stories, like The Sandman, to life.”
The second installment will adapt Season of Mists, Distant Mirrors, A Game of You and Convergence, and the third installment will adapt Brief Lives and Worlds Ends. Audible has yet to announce an official release date The Sandman: Act II and The Sandman: Act III.
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