SANDMAN Adaptation Officially Ordered To Series At Netflix; First Synopsis Released

SANDMAN Adaptation Officially Ordered To Series At Netflix; First Synopsis Released

Following the news that Netflix was nearing a deal to adapt Neil Gaiman's classic DC comic series, it's been announced that the streaming service has ordered an 11-episode first season of The Sandman...

It's official: an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's seminal comic series, The Sandman, is coming to Netflix.

We found out that the streaming giant was nearing a deal to adapt Gaiman's classic DC Vertigo run last night, and it's now been confirmed that an 11-episode first season has been ordered.

“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.”

The Sandman has languished in development hell for a long time, with several failed attempts to get the property off the ground as a movie. Fans will obviously be hoping that this latest venture yields results, but after being let down so many time, they'll probably only believe that it's really happening once they see a trailer.

In the meantime, we'll have to make do with an official logline.

“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.”

Allan Heinberg (The Catch, Grey’s Anatomy) will write and serve as showrunner on The Sandman, while Gaiman and David Goyer (Constantine, Flashforward) are on board as executive-producers.
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