After a week of rumors and speculation, Netflix confirmed a new series adaptation based on The Sandman comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman.
Netflix’s logline of the series 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.”
Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer on the show, along with writer and executive producers Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, Coraline) and David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Krypton, Foundation).
According to Netflix’s announcement, the platform ordered 11 episodes for the first season, with Gaiman, Heinberg, and Goyer co-writing the first episode.
In a statement Netflix told subscribers, “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, VP, Original Series, Netflix. “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.”
No casting information or release window was given at this time, so fans will have to wait for more details.
The news comes just after Netflix announced a new series from “The Haunting” team Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan. Called “Midnight Mass,” the series takes place within an isolated island community where they experience miraculous events – and frightening omens. The events begin after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. Netflix ordered seven episodes of that series, which doesn’t have a premiere date at this time.
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