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TV: Warner Bros. Waking Up to The Sandman’s Popularity

First “The Walking Dead,” then “Locke & Key”, and now “The Sandman”? Can life be any better? Heat Vision reports that “The Sandman,” the Neil Gaiman-penned comic book series considered a seminal work in the medium, is in the early stages of being developed into a TV series. Warner Bros. TV is in the midst of acquiring television rights from sister company DC Entertainment and in talks with several writer-producers about adapting the 1990s comic. At the top of the list is Eric Kripke, creator of the CW’s horror-tinged “Supernatural.” “Sandman” told the tale of Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming, a deity who personifies dreams. The book began in the horror realm but quickly made its mark in fantasy and mythology as Gaiman introduced the Endless, a group of powerful brothers and sisters named Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium (as well as Dream). This should put to end the movie version that has been in development since the mid-’90s, with an early version involving Roger Avery. Neil Gaiman Sandman



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