After years of rumors and failed attempts, ‘The Sandman’ is nearing a deal for a television series, at Netflix. The show is adapting the Vertigo comic book of the same name, from writer Neil Gaiman (‘American Gods,’ ‘Good Omens’).
Allan Heinberg would serve as writer and showrunner on the series. He has both a story and screenplay credit on another recent DC project, Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman.’ His other credits include ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal,’ and ‘The Catch.’
The premise of the dark fantasy is below:
“A story about stories and how Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, is captured and subsequently learns that sometimes change is inevitable.”
Moreover, if the deal finalizes, this will become the most expensive TV series from DC Entertainment. Gaiman and David S. Goyer (‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Krypton’) would serve as executive producers.
Meanwhile, there is no episode count for the series as of now.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter