Netflix has greenlit a drama from Warner Bros. Television called “The Sandman” created for DC based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book series. The logline: 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 (“Grey’s Anatamy,” “Wonder Woman”) will be the showrunner and executive producer. Heinberg will also write the series alongside Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight, Krypton”).
“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.”
Ten episodes of “The Sandman” have been ordered.