The drama of Warner Bros. TV landed in the Streamer with sources talking about massive financial investment and the most expensive TV raid of DC Entertainment.
Neil Gaiman's beloved Vertigo comic Sandman finally comes to the screen.
More than three years after New Lines failed to turn the graphic novel into a feature film, Netflix has signed what the sources describe as a massive financial deal with Warner Bros. Television to turn the bestseller into a live Transform action TV series. Sources familiar with the deal find that it's the most expensive TV series DC Entertainment has ever made. Allan Heinberg's Wonder Woman, ABC's The Catch, Gray's Anatomy is intended to act as a showrunner for the serial drama. Gaiman, who created the monthly comic, will produce together with David Goyer. Gaiman and Goyer approached New Lines recent adaptations Sandman for canvas.
Netflix and Warners declined to comment because a formal deal has not yet been finalized. An episode count was not immediately available.
The Netflix setting represents the first Sandman television series after numerous efforts to adapt Gaiman's horror, fantasy, and mythology story about Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams and the Eternals. The powerful group of siblings that includes Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium (and Dream).
Attempts to turn Sandman into a feature film franchise began in the 1
"I … have come to the conclusion that the best version of this property exists as an HBO series or limited series, not as a feature film, not even as a trilogy," Heisserer said in an interview with iO9 in November of the feature film really does not fit in. So I went back and said, here's the work I've done, this is not the place it should be, it has to go on TV. " 19659003] Sources say that Warners, which controls intellectual property, has brought Sandman's TV pitch to multiple outlets, including HBO's sister company. The premium cable network made no difference given the massive price tag (and the likely number of other world exhibitions in the works), and Netflix grabbed it as the streamer continued to play an active game for massive IP, which could turn into subscriber-friendly franchises like Amazon Lord of the Rings and HBO's Game of Thrones.
Since Netflix split from Marvel, Netflix has aggressively pursued well-known IP titles such as Magic: The Gathering The Chronicles of Narnia and the works of Roald Dahl – while the streamer is new Advertise subscribers with exclusive new settings for beloved franchise companies.
The Sandman Deal will bring a financial gain to Warners, which is in final negotiations with JJ for a new film and TV pact by Abrams, which could be worth $ 500 million in the north. Sources point out that the studio has decided to sell it to a third party to bring additional revenue to the company instead of providing it for the upcoming streaming service. The studio will next try to re-sign the prolific comedy producer Chuck Lorre as the co-producer's current deal expires in 2020.
Heinberg is re-contracted by Hansen Jacobson. Goyer, whose TV credits include Syfy's Krypton and NBC's Constantine (both based on DC characters), is at WME and Bloom's Hergott; Gaiman is at CAA.