Hell, it appears, is house to some acquainted faces.
Audible revealed in the present day that The Sandman: Act II, the follow-up to final yr’s New York Instances bestselling audio manufacturing of Neil Gaiman’s iconic fantasy comedian, can be launched on September 22, 2021. As soon as once more tailored and directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs, The Sandman’s subsequent chapter can even be co-executive produced and inventive directed by Neil Gaiman, who will return because the manufacturing’s narrator. Alongside him can be Act I forged members James McAvoy within the title position as Dream, Kat Dennings as Loss of life, Michael Sheen as Lucifer and Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven.
Nevertheless, The Sandman: Act II will take Morpheus to new corners of actuality, bringing dozens of recent characters to listeners for the primary time in addition to new performers to deliver these characters to life. Becoming a member of the forged for Act II can be Jeffrey Wright as Future, Regé-Jean Web page as Orpheus, Brian Cox as Augustus, Emma Corrin as Thessaly, John Lithgow as Emperor Joshua Norton, David Tennant as Loki, Invoice Nighy as Odin, Kristen Schaal as Delirium, Kevin Smith as Merv Pumpkinhead, Bebe Neuwirth as Bast, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Arthur Darvill as William Shakespeare, Joanna Lumley as Woman Johnanna Constantine, Niamh Walsh as Nuala, Aidan Turner, Adrian Lester, Ray Porter and plenty of extra. It’s a powerful assortment of expertise, however then once more, so is the fabric. The Sandman: Act II will adapt quantity 4 of the graphic novel sequence, Season of Mists, and quantity 5, A Sport of You. It’ll additionally tackle the experimental “Distant Mirrors” quartet and “Convergence” trio from The Sandman’s sixth quantity, Fables & Reflections.
Season of Mists stays one of many extra well-liked storylines from the influential Vertigo comedian sequence, taking Morpheus again to hell as Lucifer abdicates his position as its ruler and leaves Morpheus with the keys to the underworld. Together with the demons and monstrosities one would count on to confront in hell, Lucifer’s choice attracts dozens of colourful would-be contenders for the now-vacant throne, offering loads of alternatives for performers to stretch their vocal stylings.
Audible’s debut installment of The Sandman was each critically and commercially nicely acquired. Launched July 15, 2020, The Sandman broke Audible’s file for pre-orders and shortly grew to become the bestselling Audible Unique within the firm’s historical past, holding the #1 spot on the New York Instances Bestseller Audio Fiction checklist in July 2020 and August 2020.
Nevertheless, in the event you haven’t but heard it, there’s by no means been a greater time. To organize listeners for the discharge of Act II, followers in the USA can hearken to the primary installment of The Sandman totally free by way of October 22, 2021. All the debut manufacturing will be downloaded free-of-charge by Audible members or the primary three chapters will be streamed on all Amazon Music tiers. Moreover, The Sandman will be skilled in its entirety by way of Alexa-enabled gadgets from August Third-31st by saying, “Alexa, learn The Sandman.”
Whether or not you’re model new to the world of The Sandman or binged the audio manufacturing the primary day it dropped, it’s time to place in your headphones, discover a good place to take a seat and get snug.
You’ve got some dreaming to do.