It has been reported that Neil Gaiman’s Sandman [which launched DC Comic’s Vertigo imprint and ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989], is being planned as a television series.
The program’s show-runner is still up in the air, but Warner Bros. has confirmed that they are ‘searching’ for the right person. Rumors have surfaced that Supernatural creator Eric Kripke may be at the top of the studio’s list, but at the moment, that is purely just a rumor.
The comic was mind-blowing and filled with worlds-within-worlds, weaving an episodic anthology. The focus of Sandman was on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny).
An adaptation of the series has been rumored since its inception two decades ago, most recently as a spin-off film for Dream’s sister, Death, which Gaiman had plans to write and direct himself.
With Smallville ending and Heroes canceled, fans are definitely in need a of a new superhero. I say bring on the Sandman! What are your opinions?