From 1989 to 1996, Neil Gaiman worked tirelessly on what has become a cult classic and an excellent example of storytelling through the medium of comics. Although we're certainly more interested in his Doctor Who episode, Gaiman will soon have one of his most well-known creations up as its own live-action television series.
In fact, recent reports that Sandman would not materialize have since been replaced with a message from Geoff Johns, DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer. He Tweeted that Sandman will indeed move forward.
"Correction to world. The Sandman is AWAKE! :) Psyched to be working with [Neil] on developing one of the greatest series ever!"
"Sandman in any form - comics to live action - doesn't work without [Neil Gaiman]."
Eric Kripke—the man who first propounded the rumours of Sandman's end—may no longer be involved with the project. Kripke was one of the creators of Supernatural, so his fans may be dismayed at this.
Sandman, which launched DC Comic's Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman's worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny).Source credit goes to ComingSoon via io9.