This is not a dream.
Neil Gaiman’s comic book series Sandman will be coming to Netflix.
New Line first attempted to turn the beloved story into a feature film but failed. Netflix, together with Warner Bros, has stepped in for what The Hollywood Reporter calls “the most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has ever done.”
The drama series is set to be written by Allan Heinberg (“Wonder Woman”, “Grey’s Anatomy”).
Although THR does note the formal deal has not closed yet.
Gaiman has been trying for a small screen adaption for many years, telling Yahoo in 2017, “I’m hoping that the success of ‘American Gods’ will show Time Warner that maybe something as huge and shapeless and strange as Sandman would be best suited to television. Those comics are so filled with so much story, and so much humanity and such visual candy — try to stop us if we have half the opportunity.”
The Sandman ran for 75 issues between 1989 to 1996 and focused on the dark lord Morpheus, who inhabits the realm of consciousness alongside the Endless, which includes Destiny, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Dream.