The rumors of the Sandman series for Netflix are indeed true and the series has been given a 10-episode first season order.
Following up on an earlier report that said a Sandman series was in the works, Netflix has pulled the trigger and confirmed it. As previously reported, Allan Heinberg will write and serve as showrunner, while Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer will serve as executive producers. All three of them will co-write the first episode of the series to set the tone.
“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, vice president of original series at Netflix in a statement. “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.”
Gaiman appears to be a hot commodity in the world of television as of late. His American Gods is set for a third season on Starz, while Amazon debuted Good Omens in May. And while the departures from the source material are numerous, Gaiman is credited as the creator on Netflix’s Lucifer as well.
No news yet on casting or a potential premiere date.
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