Sorry, Gaiman-ites: No 'Sandman' Series (For Now)
Why? Because Kripke was tapped to develop a TV show based on the cult hit comic book series by Neil Gaiman.
Sadly, Kripke's answer was no...at least, not yet. "Unfortunately, for a lot of varying reasons, 'Sandman' is not in the works, at least for this season," said Kripke.
Kripke added that it was nobody's fault, the project just sort of fell through the cracks. Perhaps it was scheduling, or budget, or both, or neither. The only thing we know for sure is that there will be some disappointed Gaiman fans out there.
Kripke is still Warner Bros.' first choice for the project, and is still attached as far we know. He would be an excellent choice to adapt the series, as he claims that "Supernatural" is influenced by Gaiman's other work: he has said himself that "Supernatural" is Sandman meets American Gods.
In fact, when Kripke met Gaiman to discuss a "Sandman" adaptation, Kripke told him, "Just so you know, I rip you off all the time for the show."
Gaiman was amiable in response: "I really appreciate that because you and Kevin Smith have both been very public about ripping me off, and I don’t mind if people rip me off, I just want them to be public and admit it," the British author said, according to Kripke.