After years of being in development with numerous artists attached, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking The Sandman comic book series will finally come to life, with the Dream of the Endless finding a home at Netflix.
According to multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, an adaptation of Gaiman's The Sandman is moving forward at Netflix, with the streaming service signing a "massive financial deal" with Warner Bros. Television to adapt the DC comic book series, which was originally published from 1989–1996.
Netflix has ordered a 11-episode season that will be executive produced by Gaiman and David S. Goyer (who is also writing and producing a Hellraiser reboot), with the duo also co-writing the first episode with Allan Heinberg, who will serve as the showrunner and fellow executive producer.
Here's what Channing Dungey, the VP of Original Series at Netflix, had to say about The Sandman series:
"We’re thrilled to partner with the brilliant team that is Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg to finally bring Neil’s iconic comic book series, The Sandman, to life onscreen. From its rich characters and storylines to its intricately built-out worlds, we’re excited to create an epic original series that dives deep into this multi-layered universe beloved by fans around the world.”
For those unfamiliar with The Sandman, here's the synopsis for the upcoming series (via Netflix):
"A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic--and human--mistakes he's made during his vast existence."
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Sandman, and let us know what you would like to see in the anticipated adaptation.