Netflix Reportedly Adapting Neil Gaiman's Sandman Into Live-Action Series

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On Sunday evening, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Neil Gaiman's popular Vertigo comic Sandman is being adapted for Netflix.

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According to the report, Netflix has signed a major financial deal with Warner Bros. Television to adapt the best-selling comics into a live-action TV series. This news comes three years after New LIne tried to adapt the graphic novel into a feature film. Hollywood Reporter's sources went on to say that "it is the most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has ever done."


Allan Heinberg (Grey's Anatomy, Wonder Woman) is set to serve as showrunner and write the script for the Sandman TV series. Gaiman will serve as executive producer alongside David Goyer.

Netflix and Warner Bros. both declined to comment to THR since a formal deal has not yet been closed.

Gaiman's Sandman is about Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams. After being held captive for 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gets revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times. The story is also about the Endless, a group of powerful siblings comprised of Destiny, Death, Despair, Destruction, Desire, Delirium, and Dream.

Are you excited to watch Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman?

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