DC Comics is bringing the Lord of Dreams to the small screen, but not how you might think. The Sandman is heading to Netflix.
Dream a little dream
Interesting news here in the face of DC’s Vertigo imprint closing up shop, as Sandman was one of its very first hits. The Neil Gaiman creation was, kind of unbelievably, a riff on the Golden Age superhero of the same name, but the similarities end there.
Gaiman’s character is basically a modern interpretation of the god Morpheus, a member of the Greek Pantheon who lords over the realm of the unconscious. Now this deity is making his way from the printed page to the small screen. This won’t take place on DC Comics’ DC Universe streaming service however, but Netflix.
“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.”Channing Dungey, VP, Original Series, Netflix
Additionally DC points out, there’s an interesting little aside to this. Lucifer is also on Netflix, and is a DC Comics property as well that spun out of Vertigo. They also point out that the show is very different from the comic though, so there’s little chance of crossover. Still, it bears keeping in mind.
There’s no further news on the announcement, but we’ll keep you up to date as soon as there is.