Readers may remember a few years ago we were all picking up on the news about an on screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
Well, the good news is that the series will be coming to Netflix. But not until next year.
Casting for the series has yet to be confirmed, despite a wide spread rumour a few years ago that Tom Hiddleston was Gaiman’s hope to play the titular character. However we can confirm that Black Mirror cinematographer George Steel is joining the team. Steel has also worked on Robin Hood, Gozo, Wild Rose, and The Aeronauts. His television work includes The Son, Peaky Blinders, The Honourable Woman, and War and Peace.
The Sandman is adapted from Gaiman’s comic book series he wrote between 1989 and 1996, which contained 75 issues. It tells the story of Dream, one of the Seven Endless, along with his dysfunctional family Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium (formerly Delight), and Destruction. The current synopsis reads, “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.”
The series connects to two others on Netflix, Lucifer and Locke and Key, so I guess this is your heads up if you aren’t watching those already, you should add them to your watchlist!
Channing Dungey, VP, Original Series, Netflix said in a statement when Netflix announced the series, “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. 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.”
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