It seems like it's been forever since we got any updates on Netflix's planned adaptation of the Sandman graphic novels. Luckily, Neil Gaiman has our back. The author has just revealed when the highly anticipated series will finally begin production.
Gaiman took to his official Twitter account to share the update on the Sandman web series. Take a look at his tweet below.
"It's starting to feel real. We begin shooting in 3 weeks, lockdowns permitting," Gaiman wrote before adding the hashtag #SandmanonNetflix.
This is welcome news for fans who have been hoping that the show would finally start filming. After all, the Sandman adaptation has been in development hell for almost two decades and it's about time it finally comes to life.
Interestingly, Gaiman himself offered an honest explanation of why it took so long to develop the adaptation. The American Gods writer suggested that nobody was able to really capture the story's essence.
"I've read lots of scripts that ranged from the appalling to ‘OK, they might be able to pull this off,'" Gaiman said. "But you always read them going, ‘Well, it's not quite Sandman. It's taking some Sandman stuff from over here, and taking some Sandman stuff over there, and blending it together.'"
Luckily, things have changed and we can look forward to the series starting production soon. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.