DC Comics exec says that off-again Sandman TV series is back on again

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Dec 14, 2012

You know that report that the proposed Sandman TV series is dead in the water? Well, it may be premature, says one of the head honchos at DC Comics.

Eric Kripke, creator of Supernatural and the man asked to develop a Sandman TV series, said earlier in the week that the proposed series "didn't quite happen this season" and was vague on when or if it could happen at all. Enter DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who tweeted:

Johns appears to be referring to Neil Gaiman, co-creator of the Vertigo/DC series of comics on which the TV show will be based. The news that Gaiman is getting involved directly with the show is, of course, music to Sandman fans' ears.

It's less than good news for Kripke, whose earlier comments now seem suspect. It's quite possible that Warner Bros. Television, which is backing the show, has simply decided that Kripke wasn't their man and has put Sandman back in the hands of Gaiman and Johns, where it probably should have been all along.

So cheer up, Sandman fans—there's still hope that we'll see Morpheus on the screen sometime soon!

(via Bleeding Cool)

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