Netflix and Warner Bros. are nearing a deal to adapt Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman for the small screen.
The Sandman was originally slated to be a feature film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt originally attached to star and direct. But now, the comic book is coming to the streaming giant as a live-action TV series, in what is reportedly DC Entertainment’s most-expensive TV series ever.
The series is based on the best-seller comic book series from DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The Sandman centers on Morpheus, an ancient, powerful being, who is one of the Endless — a set of seven siblings that includes Delirium, Desire, Destruction, Despair, Destiny and Death.
Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman and Grey’s Anatomy) is set to write the script and serve as showrunner. Gaiman will executive produce alongside David Goyer.
An episode count for the straight-to-series drama has yet to be confirmed.