Thursday, September 2, 2010

TV Series In The Works For Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’

Warner Bros. TV is in the early stages of developing a television series based on the popular Neil Gaiman comic book series Sandman.

WB is currently in the process of acquiring the television rights to Sandman from sister company DC Entertainment, which owns Vertigo, the imprint that published the comic book series from 1989 until 1996.
The company is also in talks with several writer-producers to adapt the award-winning series for television, apparently with Eric Kripke, creator of the CW television series Supernatural, at the top of their list of choices.

Sandman adaptations have been stuck in development hell over the past two decades with a movie version of the series planned in the early 1990s by frequent Gaiman collaborate Roger Avary, but that fell through. There had even been talks earlier this year of bringing the series to HBO, but that didn't work out either. Back in March, Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, who adapted Gaiman's Stardust for the big screen, expressed interest in doing a Sandman cable TV series and even spoke with Gaiman about his ideas, but nothing ever came of it.
 Source: Geeks of Doom


  1. This has the possibility of being the greatest television show ever of failing miserably. Unfortunately, I'm leaning towards failing, especially if they try to bring it to network television.

  2. The only way to bring this to the screen without failing is by letting me direct it.