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    Re-Enter Sandman: Neil Gaiman’s beloved series will finally be a (very expensive) Netflix show

    Dan Sheehan

    July 1, 2019, 3:56pm

    For real this time, folks.

    Yes, more than three years after New Line dashed the hopes of millions by trying and failing to adapt Gaiman’s insanely popular horror fantasy comic book series for the big screen, Netlix has inked a massive financial deal with Warner Bros. Television to adapt Sandman—a sprawling saga of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, and the Endless, the powerful group of siblings that includes Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium—into a live-action TV series. And not just any old TV series. No siree. Sources close to the deal have stated that it will become the most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has ever done.

    While it’s far too early for casting reveals, we do know that Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, ABC’s The Catch, Grey’s Anatomy) is set to write and serve as showrunner on the series, and that Gaiman will executive produce alongside David Goyer.

    With a creative team like that, even the most hardened skeptics would be wise not to sleep on this long-awaited adaptation.

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