For a while, it was rumored that “Supernatural” creator Eric Kirpke was tied to creating a television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic book, “The Sandman”. However, any hopes (or fears) can be dashed for now.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kirpke said that a show is not in development at this point in time. “[The Sandman] just didn’t quite happen this season through nobody’s fault, and hopefully we can do it again in the future.”
According to the article, Kirpke was the top choice to adapt the comic book among Warner Brothers TV executives, so one might wonder what happened to make the show disintegrate. In any event, even though “The Sandman” is not being made right now, Kirpke still has hope.
“The Sandman” comic book, produced by DC’s indie company Vertigo Comics, tells the story of Morpheus, the king of a mystical world called The Dreaming. The tales told in the comic series are often surrealistic, dealing with subject matter from literature and mythology, and involves Morpheus’s siblings, the most popular one being his older perky sister Death. Morpheus is also loosely associated with the Justice League, and only very rarely helps them with missions, one of the most notable being when J’onn J’onzz (The Martian Manhunter), identified Morpheus as one of Mars’ ancient gods.