The Sandman: Act II is adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs and narrated by Neil Gaiman, who also serves as creative director and co-executive producer. In the second act, the dark fantasy resumes, and the Sandman expands into the French Revolution, Ancient Rome, 19th-Century San Francisco, 8th-century Baghdad, and beyond.
Act II adapts two volumes of the comics in their entirety, 4 (Season of Mists) and 5 (A Game of You), and most of volume 6 (Fables & Reflections). It features an impressive ensemble cast, including James McAvoy in the title role of Dream, Kat Dennings, Michael Sheen, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, Regé-Jean Page, Brian Cox, Emma Corrin, John Lithgow, David Tennant, Bill Nighy, Kristen Schaal, Kevin Smith, Aidan Turner, Bebe Neuwirth, Adrian Lester, Miriam Margolyes, Arthur Darvill, Ray Porter and an expansive list of additional cast.
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If you’ve yet to listen to the first installment, it’s available for free on Audible through October 22, and episodes 1 through 3 are available on all Amazon Music tiers for the duration of that timeframe as well.