Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman headed to television?

This is a few days old, but I am excited about the prospect, and thought I’d share the info for those who haven’t read about it. Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic The Sandman is currently being developed into a TV series, according to LiveFeed.

Reportedly Warner Bros. TV is working on television rights from sister company DC Entertainment and is in talks with several writer-producers about adapting the 1990s series. Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is apparently on the short-list.

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – which has won several literary awards – centers on a character named Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming, a deity who personifies dreams. Sandman started in the horror realm but quickly shifted to fantasy and mythology as Gaiman introduced the Endless, a group of powerful brothers and sisters that included Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire, Dream and Delirium.

A film adaptation of The Sandman had been in development hell since the mid-1990s, with an early version involving Pulp Fiction writer Roger Avary, who directed cult favorite Killing Zoe. The movie idea fizzled, with the thinking that the best way to tackle Sandman was through a scripted TV series. Gaiman is not involved in the latest development, though because it is early in the process, that could change.

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