Neil Gaiman is a highly acclaimed author of novels, short stories, and comic books. His comic book series The Sandman proved that comics could be a literary art form and not just for kids. The Sandman was the story of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, beginning from his imprisonment on earth to the rebuilding of his kingdom. Over the years The Sandman has built up a cult following, and a movie based off of the series was discussed back in the 90′s. Things fell through in the movie talks, as nobody could imagine the entire Sandman series being encompassed in a single movie. The focus has now shifted to turning The Sandman into an ongoing television series.
Warner Bros has begun talks to acquire The Sandman television rights from DC Entertainment. As you can see, a Sandman television show is very much in the preliminary stages. There are still many questions about how the series would be done. It would be very expensive to have a live action show that captures the feel of The Sandman comic, but a live action show might garner more interest than an animated show. One positive thing is that Warner Bros is looking at Eric Kripke, creator of Supernatural, to helm The Sandman television project. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, develops this time around.