Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere originally made its debut on BBC in 1996 in the form of a short-lived television series. It’s now returning, but this time as a radio adaptation and there are some big stars attached.
The cast is basically a who’s who of British geek actors. James McAvoy voices Richard Mayhew, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the angel Islington, The Fades' Natalie Dormer is Door, Homeland and Doctor Who’s David Harewood is the Marquis, and Buffy’s Anthony Head plays Croup. If that wasn’t enough, Sir Saruman, aka Christopher Lee, also popped by to voice Earl of Earl’s Court.
Neverwhere tells the story of a young Scottish fellow in London who falls in with a gang of crazy characters who live underneath the city in the aptly named London Below.
The first hour-long episode of Neverwhere premieres on Monday March 18 and the series will continue in five half-hour installments on Radio 4 Extra. Non-UK fans will be able to listen on the BBC iPlayer.
Watch a clip from the TV series below.