Richard Armitage, Sheila Atim and Joseph Fiennes are starring in five new audiobook adaptations of stories from 2000 AD, including Judge Dredd and Halo Jones.
Due for release on 4th March 2021, the audio versions have been produced by Penguin Random House Studios. Working closely with authors and editors at 2000 AD, all 300 characters in the graphics novels have been voiced by more than 40 narrators, alongside sound effects and original music.
Fiennes will star as the legendary future lawman Judge Dredd: America, “long considered one of the most important stories in British comics history”. Also in the line-up is Judge Dredd: The Pit, “an epic police procedural saga infused with action, politics, and corruption” featuring Paterson Joseph.
Elsewhere “The Underground Railroad” star Sheila Atim will play the lead in the adaptation of The Ballad of Halo Jones, Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s groundbreaking feminist space opera.
Sláine: The Horned God featuring Colin Morgan, meanwhile, is “an exhilarating mix of Celtic mythology, violence, and heroism, telling the story of the Horned God’s journey of death and rebirth, as Sláine leads his tribe in the service of the Earth goddess”.
Armitage and “His Dark Materials” star Nina Sosanya are cast in Dan Abnett and I N J Culbard’s space-noir Brink, which sees humanity living in vast space platforms and on the brink of extinction in this atmospheric space noir.
Sosanya said: “Brink is great sci-fi. It tells a scarily plausible story in an extraordinary, compelling way. Being involved in turning the graphic novels by Dan Abnett and I N J Culbard into a purely audio experience has been fascinating; hearing the story played out means that individual characters and situations become vivid in a whole new way. So Brink now exists on yet another plane, and in another dimension.”