Sorry to get your hopes up, "Sandman" fans — it looks like plans for a television series based on Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking comic have fallen through yet again.
Back in September, it was reported that the television arm of Warner Bros. was in the process of acquiring the rights to the series through sister company DC Entertainment, with “Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke the top choice to develop the project. And while Kripke was indeed the front-runner for the project, he had some bad news for fans at last weekend's PaleyFest "Supernatural" event in Los Angeles.
“Unfortunately, for a lot of varying reasons, Sandman is not in the works, at least for this season," he told The Hollywood Reporter.
According to Kripke, the "Sandman" adaptation "just didn’t quite happen this season through nobody’s fault, and hopefully we can do it again in the future."
For anyone unfamiliar with the series, Gaiman's "Sandman" follows the dream deity Morpheus and his quest to rebuild his kingdom after being held prisoner for 70 years. The award-winning series introduced a large cast of characters that included Morpheus' brethren The Endless, a similarly immortal clan of deities.
According to the report, Kripke had met with Gaiman at one point to discuss the adaptation.
"I’m such a fan of Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him,” he said.