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SANDMAN Moving Forward

Neil Gaiman on board the small screen version.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 16, 2011
Source: DC Comics' Geoff Johns


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It seems that fans of DC's popular Sandman property have something to be happy about after all. Just a day after the previously-set showrunner Eric Kripke ("Supernatural") struck a blow to patient fans by telling the trades that development for a "Sandman" TV series was not moving forward, DC Comic Chief Geoff Johns has gone on the offensive by suggesting the opposite.

Johns tweeted to the fans that not only was the TV series based on Gaiman's comic character moving forward but that Gaiman himself was on board the development.

"Correction to world. "The Sandman is AWAKE! :) Psyched to be working with [Neil] on developing one of the greatest series ever," DC Chief Johns said on his Twitter. He added that "Sandman in any form - comics to live action - doesn't work without [Neil]"

Geoff's statement came just a day after Kripke told the Hollywood Reporter the following:

“Unfortunately," says Kripke, "for a lot of varying reasons, Sandman is not in the works, at least for this season... hopefully we can do it again in the future.”

So there you have it, Sandman readers. After years of dwelling in development hell, a TV adaptation of the best-selling character is still alive and currently being prepped for the small screen.


Thanks to Calibur454 for the submission.

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shac2846 3/16/2011 11:14:39 AM

 Hopefully this will be just as epic as the graphic novels

DarthoftheDead 3/16/2011 11:18:59 AM

If this is done right, it may even be better than Walking Dead!!!

silversurfer 3/16/2011 12:52:01 PM

A Sandman TV Show could very well become Must See TV...if it's done correctly, that is.

violator14 3/16/2011 3:56:04 PM

Im not familiar with this so at first i was like, "wait what?!? Sandman from Spiderman is getting his own thing??" haha Thank goodness i was naively wrong!!!

lracors 3/16/2011 8:08:46 PM

With Gaiman involved I have better hope that should this eventually reach the small screen it will not suck.

karas1 3/17/2011 2:03:53 PM

I doubt the true awesomeness that is Sandman could be translated to the TV screen adequitely.  Some of it is just too dark.  After reading it all so many times some of it still makes my skin creep.

I'd hate to see a watered down version.

LocoLobo73 3/18/2011 8:59:47 AM

I agree with kara , not looking forward to this, unless they are going to get Neil to work with Del Toro, also  no network attachment mean , there still isnt anything going on yet , so  its still in developement hell.  i also would hope if they did go forward taht it would go the Netfix route, that way they can make it r rated and give it the treatment it deserves

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