No “Sandman” TV Series In The Works

Plans for a television series based on Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking comic “Sandman” have once again fallen apart.

At last report, Warner Bros. Pictures was trying to acquire the rights to the series through its DC Entertainment, with “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke tipped to be serving as executive producer.

Speaking at the PaleyFest “Supernatural” event in Los Angeles this weekend (via MTV News, Kripke says “Unfortunately, for a lot of varying reasons, Sandman is not in the works, at least for this season… [It] just didn’t quite happen this season through nobody’s fault, and hopefully we can do it again in the future.”

‘Sandman’ follows Dream (aka. Morpheus), the Lord of the dream world who is held captive for seven decades by an occult ritual. Having escaped, his kingdom has fallen into disrepair in his absence and he sets about changing his old ways – hard for a being who has been around for billions of years.

The series features various elements of mythology, horror, historical events and absurdist humor. Characters include Dream’s siblings such as his gothic punk rocker looking sister Death, his talking animal assistants, and the immortal The Corinthian who has two mouths for eyes.