Sandman Producers Neil Gaiman and Allan Heinberg Reveal Which Stories They Want to Adapt Next
Netflix recently released its version of DC Comics and Vertigo’s The sand man comics. The sand man features a lovely star-studded cast that includes Tom Sturridge as Dream and Gwendolyn Christie as Lucifer. There have been a ton of attempts to launch a live-action Sandman project, with the Netflix version being the only one that went into production. The series does a very good job of getting the source material right, and you’d think the executive producers would already know where to go next. Speaking with ComicBook.com’s Chris Killian, executive producers Neil Gaiman and Alan Heinberg revealed what The sand man stories they would like to adapt next.
“Dream of a summer night. I really want to see this. I really want to see Ramadan and I love the fact that one of the reasons I say I want to see Ramadan it’s because I don’t know how we would do that.” Gaiman revealed. “Would we go back to animation for that? Are we creating a whole new way of telling stories? How do you indicate that you are in a story and the world of the story rather than in our reality? And I think I would love to, and the one that I’m really excited to tell doesn’t really have a dream in all of this, which is a story called Hob’s Leviathan, which is a whole betting story about a tall ship in the ocean in I think 1905, 1890 maybe, and I’d like to see this story done mostly just because I think Kingsley’s Hob is one of my favorite things on screen. It was just a glorious surprise in episode six. How funny, grounded, and human it manages to be while being awful at times. And I would like to see this character. See more.”
“I vote yes for all of this. I would add Rooks Parliament to this list, which I hope we’re about to do, and September three in January. I would love to do all of these worlds, and actually, if we could somehow manage it as its own miniseries, maybe. But now I’m getting greedy,” Heinberg added.
Tom Sturridge leads the series’ all-star cast playing the titular character and Lord of Dreams. He plays alongside Gwendoline Christie in Lucifer, Charles Dance in Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry in Abel, Sanjeev Bhaskar in Cain, Jenna Coleman in Johanna Constantine, Joely Richardson in Ethel Cripps, David Thewlis in John Dee, Boyd Holbrook in The Corinthian, Stephen Freey. as Gilbert, Patton Oswalt as the voice of Raven Matthew from Dream, and as Dream’s siblings, Mason Alexander Park as Desire and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death. The first season of the series is now streaming on Netflix.
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