With series 2 of American Gods and the recently released Good Omens out the way, Neil Gaiman is set to bring another of his beloved works to the small screen. Warner Bros. has done a deal with Netflix for The Sandman.
This is one of those properties that’s been around for a while that everyone would love to see brought to life but no-one quite knows how. Most recently (read, three years ago) New Line was trying to turn the comics into a movie, but that never got off the ground.
The story follows the sandman Dream (aka Morpheus amongst other names) who’s one of the seven Endless. The other Endless being Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction. The comic books series is well known for is heavy gothic horror fantasy setting which could make for quite the visual spectacle if translated well to the screen.
So, what’s different this time around? Lots of money for a start. Apparently, Netflix has opened their wallet wide with sources close to the deal saying this will be the “most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has ever done”.
Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) has been tasked with both writing and serving as showrunner for the series. Gaiman will act as executive producer with David Goyer, both of which were attached to New Line’s movie efforts.
Are you hopefully Gaiman and Netflix can do justice to this series?