A September 22nd premiere date has been set for “The Sandman: Act II,” Audible’s second season of its audiobook adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s magnum opus.
Amazon’s Audible announced its order for a second and third season earlier this year following the success of the first installment a year ago which became Audible’s best-selling original title in its history.
James McAvoy will reprise the title role of Dream/Morpheus alongside Kat Dennings as Death, Michael Sheen as Lucifer and Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven.
Also joining or back are Jeffrey Wright (Destiny), Rege-Jean Page (Orpheus), Brian Cox (Augustus), 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 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. James Hannigan provides the score.
Audible’s first season of “Sandman” is being made available for free starting today. A TV series adaptation of the work, starring Tom Sturridge as Dream, is in production for Netflix and Warner Bros. Television.