With American Gods on Starz, the success of the Good Omens miniseries on Amazon Prime, and now, according to a report released by the Hollywood Reporter yesterday, A Sandman series being adapted for Netflix, it is a VERY good year for Neil Gaiman and Gaiman fans. Basically, 19 year-old me is really really freaking stoked.
The beloved Vertigo comic’s adaptation rights have been sold by Warner Bros Television to Netflix for an allegedly huge price tag. Neil Gaiman and David Goyer are attached as Executive Producers and Allen Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) will write and serve as Showrunner for the series. While many attempts to adapt the comic into a film have failed or stalled, this is the first attempt to adapt it into a television series.
Sandman tells the story of Morpheus, the “Lord of Dreams,” and his family of powerful siblings “The Endless.” They are the physical embodiment of Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium. The series is a sprawling, mythological epic that mixes genres (like horror and fantasy) so fluidly that you feel like you are in one of Morpheus’ creations.
No casting or episode count will be announced until the formal deal has closed, but stay tuned for more Sandman updates as they come out!