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[[File:Sandman2comic.jpg|300px|right|thumb]]On 30 November 2010, an article in [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/comic-icon-sandman-tv-series-54387 ''The Hollywood Reporter] revealed that Eric Kripke was rumoured to be the writer-producer associated with a project Sandman'' is owned by DC Comics, and Warner Brothers is said to be in negotiations to adapt Neil Gaiman’s acquire the television rights. It is not the first time ''Sandman'' graphic novels for televisionhas been in development with previously mooted versions including a Roger Avery movie in the mid-90s and more recently an HBO series.
On 30 November 2010, an article in [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/comic-icon-sandman-tv-series-54387 The Hollywood Reporter] revealed that [[Eric Kripke]] was rumored to be the writer-producer associated with a project by Warner Brothers to adapt [[Neil Gaiman]]’s ''Sandman'' graphic comics for television. At [[Comic Con 2010]], Kripke had teased about the projects he was working on since he had stepped down as showrunner for ''Supernatural''. He mentioned having a “big” TV project and a movie in the works.The influence of Gaiman’s work is obvious in Supernatural, and at [[Comic Con 2007]], [http://tvoftheabsurd.com/2007/07/25/eric-kripke-satans-head-writer/ Kripke acknowledged this:] “I was hoping I would meet [Neil Gaiman] because he’s a huge influence on Supernatural, between American Gods and Sandman.”
At [[Paleyfest]] on 14 March 2011, Kripke reported that the TV series based on ''Sandman'' is owned by DC Comics, and Warner Brothers is -- "my all-time favorite comic" -- would not appear this season although he said to be in negotiations to acquire he was hopeful the television rightsproject would still go ahead. It is not the first time ''Sandman'' has been in development with previously mooted versions including a Roger Avery movie in the mid[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/eric-kripke-sandman-tv-90s and more recently an HBO series-167337 Watch video of Eric talking about the project.]
The influence Through the project, Kripke did get to speak with the Neil Gaiman:<blockquote>"I’m such a fan of Gaiman’s work is obvious in SupernaturalNeil, and at [[Comic Con 2007]]he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, Kripke acknowledged this: “I was hoping and I just loved my conversations with him... I would meet ['ve ripped off Neil Gaiman] because he’s a huge influence on front, right and center. I mean Supernatural, between is basically "Sandman meets American Gods and Sandman.” [http://tvoftheabsurd.com/2007/07/25/eric-kripke-satans-head-writer"</ Source]blockquote>
See Kripke reported that he told Neil: "Just so you know, I rip you off all the [[time for the show," to which Neil Gaiman]] page for references responded "I really appreciate that because you and Kevin Smith have both been very public about ripping me off, and I don’t mind if people rip me off, I just want them to his work in Supernaturalbe public and admit it."
At [[Paleyfest]] on 14 On 16 March 2011, Kripke reported DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns confirmed that the TV series based on project had not been abandoned "The Sandman - is awake! Psyched to be working with Neil on developing one of the greatest series ever!"my allA few day later on 22 March [http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/03/from-time favorite comic" ice- storm.html Gaiman comments on his blog]: "would not appear this season Although he said he was hopeful the project would still go aheadNobody has actually optioned Sandman as a TV series from DC Comics, who own it. Eric Kripke (of Supernatural fame) pitched his approach to DC and to me last year, and we liked it and we liked him, but it didn't feel quite right at that point, so we passed. "
* [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/eric-kripke-sandman-tv-series-167337 Watch video He went on to say "if we find the perfect person with the perfect way of Eric talking about treating the project]material, it'll happen. And otherwise it won't."
Through the project, Kripke did get In June 2019 [https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/live-feed/sandman-tv-series-neil-gaiman-david-goyer-a-go-at-netflix-1220761 it was announced that] a deal had been done between Netflix and Warner Bros. Television to speak with the produce The Sandman as a series. Allan Heinberg is to write and act as showrunner and Neil Gaiman:<blockquote>will executive produce with David Goyer.
"I’m such a fan of See the [[Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-Gaiman]] page for references to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him... Ihis work in ''Supernatural''ve ripped of Neil front, right and centre. I mean Supernatural is basically "Sandman meets American Gods" </blockquote>
kripke reported that he told Neil: "Just so you know, I rip you off all the time for the show,’ to which Neil responded ‘I really appreciate that because you and Kevin Smith have both been very public about ripping me off, and I don’t mind if people rip me off, I just want them to be public and admit it." On 16 March, DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns confirmed that the project had not been abandoned "The Sandman is awake! Psyched to be working with Neil on developing one of the greatest series ever!" [http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30421 Source]   [[Category:Production]][[Category:Cast & Crew]][[Category:Cast & Crew ProjectsPopular Culture]]

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