At long last, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is being adapted for television

At long last, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is being adapted for television

Enlarge / Morpheus, aka Dream, aka the titular Sandman, is one of seven beings known as the Endless in Neil Gaiman’s seminal graphic novel series. (credit: YouTube/DC Comics)

Author Neil Gaiman is a hot property these days, between the STARZ adaptation of American Gods and the massive success of the TV adaptation of his novel with Terry Pratchett, Good Omens, on Amazon Prime. Now comes news via The Hollywood Reporter that Netflix is also jumping on the Gaiman bandwagon. The streaming giant is reportedly making a major financial commitment to adapt the Sandman graphic novel series for television.

For many of us, the Sandman comics were our first introduction to the prolific Gaiman’s work. It’s his re-interpretation of an earlier DC comics character. The titular “sandman” is Dream, but he is also called Morpheus, among other names. He is one of seven entities known as the Endless, and

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Review: Amazon’s Good Omens is very bit as entertaining as original novel.

Review: Amazon’s Good Omens is very bit as entertaining as original novel.

Heaven and Hell prepare to face off in the long-planned battle of Armageddon, but an angel, a demon, and a rebellious Antichrist aren’t quite as enthusiastic about the prospect in Good Omens. The six-part limited series is based on the original 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, and it’s every bit as entertaining as the source material.

(Some spoilers for the book and series below.)

Confession: I am an uber-fan, having read the book multiple times over the last 19 years. I’ll likely read it several more times before I kick off this mortal coil, so I’m very much in the target audience for the series. Good Omens is the story of an angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and a demon Crowley (David Tennant) who gradually become friends over the millennia and team up to avert Armageddon. They’ve come to be rather fond of the

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