It seems like we’ve been hearing about a forthcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comics series for decades, and that’s because we have. The most recent came three years ago when a deal with New Line Cinema was struck to bring it to the big screen which never came together.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, a “massive financial deal” has been struck between Warner Brothers Television and Netflix to bring it to the streaming service in series form. They did note that neither Warner nor Netflix would comment as the terms of the agreement have not fully been finalized.
Gaiman and David Goyer will serve as executive producers on the project which is set to be written by Allen Heinberg (Wonder Woman) who will also serve as showrunner.
Gaiman’s work has seen a lot of airtime lately between American Gods and Good Omens, and it would seem that a serialized format for the Sandman comics would be a perfect fit. Frankly, his stories have always been bigger than a two-hour movie could handle.
Sandman was released under the Vertigo imprint via DC Comics and focuses on Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, and his siblings including Death, Despair and Desire. It was also the comic that spawned the version of Lucifer that was adapted in series form and ran on FOX for three years before being picked up by Netflix.
No doubt fans of the series will have their fingers crossed that this particular deal comes to fruition and iHorror will keep you posted on all the details as we get them!