Fantasy author Neil Gaiman revealed on his blog today that recording had begun on a six episode adaptation of his classic novel Neverwhere for BBC’s Radio 4.
Neverwhere, the story of a bored office worker who finds himself trapped in the fantasy-laced underground of London, actually started out as a TV series for the BBC (see review here) before Gaiman adapted his own screenplay into a novel.
The book has also long been rumored as a major Hollywood film, though it never seems to move beyond the talking stage.
Gaiman posted the entire cast list, which includes some pretty famous names, like James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class, Wanted), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Hobbit), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Christopher Lee (Dracula, Star Wars), and Natalie Dormer (The Tudors, Game of Thrones).
The radio adaptation is set for broadcast sometime in the first quarter of 2013 on Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra in the UK, and BBC’s iPlayer everywhere else.