Huge news broke this weekend as The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Neil Gaiman's beloved Vertigo comic Sandman is finally coming to the screen!
The news comes more than three years after New Line's failed attempt to turn the graphic novel into a feature film, and now Netflix has signed a massive financial deal with Warner Bros. Television to adapt the best-seller into a live-action TV series. The site's sources 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 (this means no pilot, and the series will go straight into production). Gaiman, who created the ongoing monthly comic, will executive produce alongside David Goyer.
Gaiman and Goyer were both attached to New Line's most recent attempts to adapt Sandman for the big screen.
As the site notes, 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).
There is currently no date, episode count, or casting information for the Sandman project. Stay tuned!