A dream has finally become reality. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an adaptation of DC/Vertigo’s Sandman is coming to Netflix from creator Neil Gaiman and David Goyer.
In a massive deal between Warner Bros. Television and Netflix, they have agreed to adapt the iconic Sandman comic series in what is said to be the most expensive TV show in DC Entertainment’s history. Comic creator Neil Gaiman and David Goyer (Man of Steel, Krypton) are set to executive produce the upcoming series. Wonder Woman scribe Allan Heinberg will serve as writer and showrunner on the straight-to-series drama.
The news of a TV adaptation comes after a years long struggle to adapt the iconic story for the big screen. Gaiman had announced back 2013 that he was adapting his best-selling story with Joseph Gordon-Levitt for a film at Warner Bros. The project landed at New Line Cinema with Gordon-Levitt set to star and direct before leaving due to creative differences in 2016.
Sandman is a critically-acclaimed comic series from Vertigo that tells the story of Dream of the Endless, who rules over the world of dreams. Dream is also known as Morpheus, one of the seven Endless. The other Endless are Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction. It’s a story about stories, ones that have captured readers for a long time. The series became a staple at Vertigo and a best-selling comic that would influence the medium for years to come.
Gaiman recently produced and wrote the smash-hit Good Omens miniseries for Amazon Prime, currently available on their platform.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER