NEIL GAIMAN Aiming for SANDMAN Show to Be 'As Personal & True' As Comic Book

Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman has revealed more details about Netflix's just-announced The Sandman television series - including what the first season will adapt.

"The first season will be eleven episodes," Gaiman tweeted. "That's the start of it all. 'Preludes and Nocturnes' and a little bit more."

Gaiman went on to say that he will be co-writing the pilot with showrunner Allan Heinberg and fellow executive producer David S. Goyer.

"I'm hoping we can make something on television that feels as personal and true as the best of the Sandman comics did," said Gaiman. "Just set thirty years later than Sandman the comic."

Despite previous reports, Gaiman said that the scripts have not been written and that the Jack Throrne script for the planned New Line Cinema movie will not be utilized.

"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."


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