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After years in development hell, it looks like Sandman is finally moving forward as a Netflix series, and Neil Gaiman is directly involved. Though we don’t have a release date yet, Gaiman has offered an update on the show, and says that he’s currently working with the showrunners on the first two seasons.
Talking to Radio Times, Gaiman explained, “There are three of us, showrunner [Allan] Heinberg, [David S.] Goyer and me, and we’ve just finished writing the first episode, and plotting and breaking down the first two seasons, so we’ll see what happens next.”
We didn’t even know that a second season had been greenlit by Netflix, but I guess it pays for the showrunners to think ahead. Besides that, we don’t have any significant updates, not even an idea on who the cast is.
If you don’t know about Sandman, it’s basically a collection of anthology stories that involve the character Morpheus, the god of dreams. In the books, we’re also introduced to the rest of Morpheus/Dream’s siblings called the Endless, them being Death, Delirium/Delight/Despair, Destruction, Desire, and Destiny.
Just like with Stephen King, it looks like Neil Gaiman property is finding a new renaissance. After American Gods and Good Omens, we now have Sandman to look forward to. Let’s just hope it’s as artsy and fantastic as the original comics.
Here’s a description of the original Sandman comic book series:
It tells the story of Dream of the Endless, who rules over the world of dreams. The original series ran for 75 issues from January 1989 to March 1996. … The Sandman is a story about stories and how Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, is captured and subsequently learns that sometimes change is inevitable.
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Sandman.