There are a couple of popular comics making news in the world of television right now. First off, Fox has made a series commitment to “Locke & Key,” the supernatural series penned by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. The show will be executive produced by nerd darlings Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, so this has a fair to middling chance of not sucking.
More notably, Neil Gaiman’s epic and beloved Sandman series — starring Morpheus, the godlike being who controls dreams, and his six brothers and sisters who make up the Endless: Destiny, Destruction, Despair, Desire, Delirium, and sexy-ass Death — may be coming to the small screen:
Warner Bros. TV is in the midst of acquiring television rights from sister company DC Entertainment and is in talks with several writer-producers about adapting the 1990s series. At the top of the list is Eric Kripke, creator of the CW’s horror-tinged “Supernatural.” [THR]
Gamma Squad adds:
It also sounds like Warner won’t be moving forward with the project unless they can get Gaiman involved. Which… actually makes sense? Whoa. Mark your calenders. TV execs might make a good decision.
I don’t know whether to be excited for or fearful of a Sandman TV series. The comic was such a brilliantly imagined world, with characters that I became so attached to, that it would have to be perfectly executed just to prevent me from being disappointed. Or at least cast a really hot girl to play Death. I have exacting standards.