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Title: Sandman (Netflix)
Post by: jas on Jul 01, 2019 at 06:43 AM
'Sandman' TV Series From Neil Gaiman, David Goyer — With Huge Price Tag — a Go at Netflix

Neil Gaiman's beloved Vertigo comic Sandman is finally coming to the screen.

More than three years after New Line's failed attempt to turn the graphic novel into a feature film, Netflix has signed what sources describe as a massive financial deal with Warner Bros. Television to adapt the best-seller into a live-action TV series. Sources familiar with the deal note that it is the most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has ever done.

Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, ABC's The Catch, Grey's Anatomy) is set to write and serve as showrunner on the straight-to-series drama. Gaiman, who created the ongoing monthly comic, will exec produce alongside David Goyer. Gaiman and Goyer were both attached to New Line's most recent attempts to adapt Sandman for the big screen.

Netflix and Warners declined comment as a formal deal has not yet closed. An episode count was not immediately available.

The Netflix take represents the first Sandman TV series after numerous efforts to adapt Gaiman's horror, fantasy and mythology tale about Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, and the Endless, the powerful group of siblings that includes Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium (as well as Dream).
Title: Re: Sandman (Netflix)
Post by: Verbl Kint on Jul 01, 2019 at 10:13 PM
This will be hard to execute properly. I hope they do justice to it.

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Title: Re: Sandman (Netflix)
Post by: jas on Jul 02, 2019 at 10:06 AM
This will be hard to execute properly. I hope they do justice to it.

Yup, they have been trying to adapt the comics since the 1990s with all attempts eventually failing due to one thing or another. Let's see how this goes with Netflix.
Title: Re: Sandman (Netflix)
Post by: jas on Jul 02, 2019 at 01:50 PM
UPDATE - Netflix Orders ‘The Sandman’ Series Based On Neil Gaiman’s DC Comic

It’s official. Netflix has given an 11-episode series order to The Sandman, based on Neil Gaiman’s DC comic, from Warner Bros TV.

Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) is slated to write and serve as showrunner on the series. Gaiman will executive produce alongside David Goyer.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the brilliant team that is Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg to finally bring Neil’s iconic comic book series, The Sandman, to life onscreen,” said Channing Dungey, VP, Original Series, Netflix. “From its rich characters and storylines to its intricately built-out worlds, we’re excited to create an epic original series that dives deep into this multi-layered universe beloved by fans around the world.”

"A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic--and human--mistakes he's made during his vast existence."

Title: Re: Sandman (Netflix)
Post by: jas on Sep 22, 2019 at 07:07 AM
From ComingSoon.Net

Neil Gaiman Promises Netflix Sandman Series Will Remain Faithful To Comics

Since it’s announcement in July, anticipation has been through the roof for Netflix’s series adaptation of the classic Vertigo comic character The Sandman. Creator of the character Neil Gaiman has promised that his team is working hard to faithfully bring the story to the screen.

In an AMA session on Reddit (via CBR), the 58-year-old author not only assured fans that the adaptation would remain faithful in spirit to the source material, but that it would also follow the comics’ story properly. Wonder Woman co-writer Allan Heinberg will serve as showrunner with both Gaiman and David Goyer executive producing.

There have been countless attempts to turn the seminal Sandman comics into live-action adaptations before, dating back into the 90s when the series began. Recently Joseph Gordon-Levitt was attached to star in and direct a feature film adaptation at WB’s New Line Cinema before that version failed to materialize.
Title: Re: Sandman (Netflix)
Post by: jas on Nov 09, 2019 at 10:53 AM
From ComingSoon.Net

Neil Gaiman Reveals Planning Underway for The Sandman Season 2

Fans have been anxiously waiting for more news on the upcoming series adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel series The Sandman and while we haven’t even heard who will be portraying the title character, creator Neil Gaiman has revealed plans are already underway for a second season.

In an interview with Radio Times, Gaiman, who is co-creating the series alongside showrunner Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) and David S. Goyer (Terminator: Dark Fate), revealed that development is running smoothly on the 11-episode first season and it’s not stopping there.

“There are three of us, showrunner Heinberg, Goyer and me, and we’ve just finished writing the first episode, and plotting and breaking down the first two seasons, so we’ll see what happens next,” Gaiman said.
Title: Re: Sandman (Netflix)
Post by: jas on Apr 21, 2020 at 07:36 AM
From ComingSoon.Net

Neil Gaiman Reveals Netflix’s The Sandman Series Has Been Put on Hold

It has already been over five months since we last heard an update about Netflix‘s long-awaited series adaptation of Vertigo Comic’s The Sandman, and now creator Neil Gaiman took to Tumblr to answer a fan’s question about the long-in-development series. Like all of Netflix’s current projects right now, the award-winning author has revealed that The Sandman series has also been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and has been put on hold for the time being.

However, Gaiman assures fans that this is only a minor setback and that development on the series will still continue after things have gotten back to normal again. In addition, he also revealed the status of the pre-production before it went to temporary suspension, confirming that castings had already started with scripts for the first season already written.

"It’s going really well, except it’s kind of hibernating right now until people start making TV again. The scripts for the first season are written, casting had started, directors hired, sets were being built. Everything was ready to go into production, and then we moved into a pause. As soon as the world is ready to make TV drama, Sandman will move smoothly back into being made. In the meantime, we are taking the opportunity to get the scripts as good as we can."