Netflix is set to adapt the beloved Vertigo comic series from creator Neil Gaiman in association with Warner Brothers television. The straight-to-series order reportedly carries the highest price tag of any DC television project ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Sandman was published first by DC and later by its Vertigo label, and ran for 75 issues between 1989 and 1996. Two limited series, The Sandman: The Dream Hunters and The Sandman: Overture, appeared in 2009 and 2013, respectively.
The series follows the character of Morpheus, also simply called Dream, who rules over the dream world as one of seven beings known as the Endless (with the other six being Death, Destruction, Destiny, Delirium, Desire, and Despair). Over its course, Morpheus attempts to rebuild his kingdom (known, of course, as the Dreaming) following 70 years of imprisonment at the hands of occultists.
Though the series at times crossed over briefly with the mainstream DC…