The Amazon Prime adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens debuted a mere few weeks ago. But fans already have a new Neil Gaiman adaptation to anticipate – this time, of his acclaimed DC Comics series Sandman, which was published under DC's Vertigo imprint.
While the release date has yet to be announced, we do know that Netflix picked up the 10-part series from Warner Bros. Television. The series will be executive produced by Gaiman himself alongside David Goyer, who previously worked on other DC properties like the Batman and Superman movies. Allan Heinberg, who wrote the screenplay for Wonder Woman, will be the showrunner. According to Variety, Gaiman, Heinberg, and Goyer will co-write the first episode.
This isn’t the first time someone has attempted to adapt Sandman. In the past thirty years, there have been multiple attempts by both Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema to bring Sandman to the big screen, most recently in 2016. Eric Heisserer, who was to headline that project for New Line, dropped out saying he believed the comics would only be successfully adapted as a TV series, not a movie. It would seem that Netflix and Warner Bros. heeded his advice. Regardless, we're thrilled that yet another one of Gaiman’s dark, sophisticated, and multi-dimensional creations is coming to life.
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The Sandman follows Morpheus, otherwise known as the Sandman, who is the physical embodiment of dreams. After being imprisoned for decades, he finally breaks free and sets off to rebuild his empire, meeting with outrageous and magical characters along the way. Morpheus’s journey is fraught with obstacles, strange beauty, and horror. But hey, what else would we expect from the imagination of Neil Gaiman?
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