Neil Gaiman will serve as both executive producer and narrator for the new series, to launch this summer. More than 30 years after comic book readers first entered the Dreaming to meet Morpheus, Death, Lucien and Matthew, the worlds of DC’s The Sandman are traveling to a new home — and a new medium. A new partnership between DC and Audible will see the beloved comic adapted into a multi-part audio drama to launch later this year...
The new Audible version of the series will see co-creator Gaiman serve as creative director, executive producer and series narrator, with Dirk Maggs — who has previously worked on audio adaptations of Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Stardust, Good Omens, and Anansi Boys — on board as executive producer, director and scriptwriter. The series will also feature an original score by BAFTA-nominated composer James Hannigan.
“Almost 30 years ago, Dirk Maggs approached DC about adapting The Sandman info audio form,” Gaiman said Wednesday in a statement about the project. “I’m glad it didn’t happen, because we are in a Golden Age of audio drama right now, and Dirk and I are much better at what we are doing. This is a rich audio adaptation of the Sandman graphic novels, brilliantly crafted by Dirk Maggs, with an all-star cast.”...
The series will be available to download this summer in English, with French, German, Italian, and Spanish editions forthcoming in subsequent months.
Here is the trailer for the series...
I keep seeing commercials for Audible and thinking, I don't think there is anything that could get me to sign up for that. Then this happens. And now I am thinking, maybe I will sign up for it...but I wonder if I would listed to anything except Sandman.
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Post by Slam_Bradley on Mar 5, 2020 20:58:44 GMT -5
Garrrhhh! Gaiman has a history of really good audio adaptations of his work. But I find it incredibly difficult nowadays to find time to listen to anything like that. I used to do audio-books while I drove but my driving is down to about 15 minutes a day.