Team shortlist03 Jul 2019 AT 10:18 AM

Neil Gaiman's Sandman may head to Amazon Prime rival Netflix

The long-anticipated comic is finally coming to small screens
Team shortlist03 Jul 2019 AT 10:18 AM
 Neil Gaiman's Sandman may head to Amazon Prime rival Netflix

If you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman, you are probably enjoying Amazon Prime’s Good Omens. And now another of the writer’s creations is set to hit the small screen – but this time, it’s headed to Netflix.

Originally published on comics label Vertigo, the Sandman series is a masterpiece of modern comics. Following, surprise surprise, the Sandman as he moves through the world of dreams and waking life, the series also focuses on his siblings – Desire, Despair, Death, Destiny, Destruction and Delirium.

It’s an amazing graphic novel, and if they take the striking visuals from the comic straight to Netflix, we can already count this series as a winner. Although rumoured, don’t expect Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star as the Sandman himself.

Netflix and Warner Bros have now signed a deal to make it a live-action TV series – the “most expensive deal DC Entertainment have ever done”, in fact – according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It’s been a long time coming, as several attempts have been made to turn the series into a film or TV show. Back in the '90s, a show went through several years of development before being abandoned.

And in 2013, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gaiman said they were working on a film together, with the actor starring and directing. But Gordon-Levitt eventually cited “creative differences” before abandoning the project altogether in 2016.

As for who’s running the show, a lot is still being kept under wraps. But we do know Wonder Woman’s Allan Heinberg will write and run the show. Gaiman will act as executive producer.

No news on when the series will start production. But if it’s anything like Good Omens, it's time to get excited.

But there’s something even more exciting coming our way very soon, as Stranger Things season three is coming on Thursday July 4. We can’t wait.