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.