June 10, 2023

Greater than a decade earlier than Netflix’s adaptation of The Sandman arrived on the scene, Warner Bros. TV employed The Boys‘ Eric Kripke to show Neil Gaiman’s common comedian books right into a TV collection. The venture was in the end shelved and now, for the primary time, Kripke is explaining why.

“WB gave me a crack at The Sandman however stated it needed to be community,” Kripke defined on Twitter Saturday. “It was my favourite comedian, impressed a lot of [Supernatural], so I attempted. Neil was type and affected person however, in the end, it might’ve been a nasty present.”

Kripke went on to gush about Netflix’s model, calling the 10-episode first season (which dropped August 5) “lush” and gorgeous.”

Gaiman himself addressed the ill-fated Kripke-penned iteration in a Friday tweet, calling it a “terrific community TV model of Sandman,” earlier than including, “However while you make a community TV model of Sandman you lose an terrible lot of what makes it Sandman. [Kripke] did an amazing job contemplating the constraints.”

Gaiman raised eyebrows final week when he warned fans that regardless of constructive opinions and excessive viewership, The Sandman was not a slam-dunk for renewal as a result of it “is a very costly present. And for Netflix to launch the cash to allow us to make [a second season] we have now to carry out extremely nicely. So sure, we’ve been the highest present on this planet for the final two weeks. That also is probably not sufficient.”

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