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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 by Warner Brothers to adapt Neil Gaiman’s ''Sandman'' graphic novels for television.
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::''See the [[Neil Gaiman]] page for references to his work in Supernatural''
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''The Sandman'' is a comic book series by Neil Gaiman that was published under the Vertigo Comics imprint of DC Comics. ''The Sandman'' has been in development with previously mooted versions including a Roger Avery movie in the mid-90s and an HBO series.
  
At [[Comic Con 2011]], 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.
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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 a writer/producer associated with a project by Warner Brothers to adapt [[Neil Gaiman]]’s ''Sandman'' 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:]
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:“I was hoping I would meet [Neil Gaiman] because he’s a huge influence on ''Supernatural'', between ''American Gods'' and ''Sandman''.”
  
''Sandman'' is owned by DC Comics, and Warner Brothers is said to be in negotiations to acquire the television rights. It is not the first time ''Sandman'' has been in development with previously mooted versions including a Roger Avery movie in the mid-90s and more recently an HBO series.
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At [[Paleyfest]] on 14 March 2011, Kripke reported that the TV series based on ''The Sandman'' -- "my all-time favorite comic" -- would not appear this season although he said he was hopeful the project would still go ahead. [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/eric-kripke-sandman-tv-series-167337 Watch video of Eric talking about the project.]
  
The influence of Gaiman’s work is obvious in Supernatural, and at [[Comic Con 2007]], Kripke acknowledged this: “I was hoping I would meet [Neil Gaiman] because he’s a huge influence on Supernatural, between American Gods and Sandman.” [http://tvoftheabsurd.com/2007/07/25/eric-kripke-satans-head-writer/ Source]
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Through the project, Kripke did get to speak with the Neil Gaiman:
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"I’m such a fan of Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him... I've ripped off Neil front, right and center. I mean ''Supernatural'' is basically ''Sandman'' meets ''American Gods''"
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See the [[Neil Gaiman]] page for references to his work in Supernatural.
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Kripke reported that he told Neil:
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:"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."
  
At [[PaleyFest]] on 14 March 2011, Kripke reported that the TV series based on The Sandman - "my all-time favorite comic" - "would not appear this season Although he said he was hopeful the project would still go ahead.  
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On 16 March 2011 DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns confirmed that the project had not been abandoned,
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:"The Sandman is awake! Psyched to be working with Neil on developing one of the greatest series ever!"  
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A few day later on 22 March [http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/03/from-ice-storm.html Gaiman commented on his blog]:
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:"Nobody 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 of Eric talking about the project].
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He went on to say:
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:"If we find the perfect person with the perfect way of treating the material, it'll happen. And otherwise it won't."
  
Through the project, Kripke did get to speak with the Neil Gaiman:<blockquote>
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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 produce ''The Sandman'' as a series. Allan Heinberg was brought on board to write and act as showrunner, while Neil Gaiman will executive produce with David Goyer.
  
"I’m such a fan of Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him... I've ripped of Neil front, right and centre. I mean Supernatural is basically "Sandman meets American Gods" </blockquote>
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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]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See the Neil Gaiman page for references to his work in Supernatural
Sandman2comic.jpg

The Sandman is a comic book series by Neil Gaiman that was published under the Vertigo Comics imprint of DC Comics. The Sandman has been in development with previously mooted versions including a Roger Avery movie in the mid-90s and an HBO series.

On 30 November 2010, an article in The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Eric Kripke was rumored to be a writer/producer associated with a project by Warner Brothers to adapt Neil Gaiman’s Sandman 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, 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 The Sandman -- "my all-time favorite comic" -- would not appear this season although he said he was hopeful the project would still go ahead. Watch video of Eric talking about the project.

Through the project, Kripke did get to speak with the Neil Gaiman:

"I’m such a fan of Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him... I've ripped off Neil front, right and center. I mean Supernatural is basically Sandman meets American Gods"

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 2011 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!"

A few day later on 22 March Gaiman commented on his blog:

"Nobody 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."

He went on to say:

"If we find the perfect person with the perfect way of treating the material, it'll happen. And otherwise it won't."

In June 2019 it was announced that a deal had been done between Netflix and Warner Bros. Television to produce The Sandman as a series. Allan Heinberg was brought on board to write and act as showrunner, while Neil Gaiman will executive produce with David Goyer.