Audible has recently given fans a wonderful surprise as they’ve released the next installment of their hit audio drama based on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series, with all 19 episodes of The Sandman: Act III available right now.
It’s been just over a year since Act II was released, which adapts collected volumes four (Season of Mists) and five (A Game of You) of the comics in their entirety, and most of volume six (Fables & Reflections). Act III continues the story, as we follow Morpheus on a grand journey to take care of some family business. He visits with his son Orpheus (Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page), an act that brings with it profound consequences.
Accompanied by Delirium (Kristen Schaal, Bob’s Burgers), he tracks down their estranged brother, Destruction (David Harewood, Supergirl), the only member of the Endless ever to abandon their post. And at an inn at the intersection of all worlds, a group of travelers is forced together by a storm that threatens to destroy reality itself, with grave repercussions for Morpheus and the rest of the Endless.
Gaiman recently said:
The excitement and the joy people have taken in the astonishing Audible adaptations of Sandman has been such a morale booster over the last few years. The only downside has been that everyone I know, and many thousands of people on social media that I don’t know, have wanted to know when Act III would be released. Now you all know. I think it might be the best one yet.
The third installment is again adapted and directed by co-executive producer Dirk Maggs and narrated by Gaiman, who also returns as creative director and co-executive producer. The Sandman: Act III also features an original score from BAFTA-winning composer James Hannigan.
James McAvoy is back to reprise his role as Morpheus, alongside the likes of Kat Dennings as Death, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Jeffrey Wright as Destiny, and Kristen Schaal as Delirium. The incredible cast also includes Andy Serkis, Riz Ahmed, Regé-Jean Page, Kevin Smith, Bebe Neuwirth, Niamh Walsh, Arthur Darvill, and Ray Porter. Joining the cast for the first time are David Harewood as Destruction, Wil Wheaton as Brant Tucker, and KJ Apa as Prez.
So, be sure to head on over to Audible right now and check out all three installments of The Sandman audio drama. And if you’re looking for more content in the world of The Sandman, head over to Netflix and watch season one of their hit series.