Neil Gaiman’s Sandman is one of the more critically respected comic book series of all time. Now, the comics are going to get the audible treatment as Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House, Dream Country are about to be adapted into a star-studded drama. Check the full cast listing and the synopsis below:

  • Dream. Morpheus – James McAvoy
  • The Corinthian – Riz Ahmed
  • Desire – Vivian Bond
  • Death – Kat Denning
  • William Shakespeare – Arthur Darvill
  • John Constantine – Taron Egerton
  • William Hope
  • Josie Lawrence
  • Despair – Miriam Margolyes
  • Urania Blackwell – Samantha Morton
  • The Siamese Cat – Bebe Neuwirth
  • Matthew The Raven – Andy Serkis
  • Lucifer – Michael Sheen

The Sandman became available for pre-order Wednesday, and more information can be found on Audible’s website.

Here’s the full synopsis from THR:

When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus – the immortal king of dreams, stories and the imagination – is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve the three “tools” that will restore his power and help him to rebuild his dominion, which has deteriorated in his absence. As the multi-threaded story unspools, The Sandman descends into Hell to confront Lucifer (Michael Sheen), chases rogue nightmares who have escaped his realm, and crosses paths with an array of characters from DC comic books, ancient myths, and real-world history, including: Inmates of Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum, Doctor Destiny, the muse Calliope, the three Fates, William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), and many more.