Sandman series coming from Netflix and Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman, who recently served as showrunner on Amazon’s Good Omens, looks set to bring another one of his beloved works to the small screen. He’ll serve as an executive producer on Sandman, which is set to become a live-action series at Netflix…

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, reporting that Gaiman’s Vertigo comic Sandman has been picked up by Netflix for a TV adaptation. New Line Cinema previously tried to get a movie version off the ground, but now Netflix has made a deal with Warner Bros to bring the comic to life as a series for its streaming service. We don’t yet know how many episodes there will be.

Allan Heinberg – who has previously written for Grey’s Anatomy, The OC, The Catch and the Wonder Woman movie – will write the Sandman adaptation and serve as the show’s showrunner.

Gaiman will serve as an executive producer alongside David Goyer, who previously worked on Krypton, Terminator: Dark Fate, the Constantine series and The Dark Knight movie trilogy.

If you’re unfamiliar with Sandman, this is how GoodReads sums it up: “Neil Gaiman’s transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.”

THR reports that “a formal deal has not yet closed” between Netflix and Warners, which is why we don’t have any official comments to share yet. We’d assume that it’s close to a done deal, though, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more…