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Sandman TV network adaptation ‘would have been a bad show’: Eric Kripke

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Earlier today we checked how things are going with Netflix The sand man as it continues its march towards a well-deserved second season. And that included Neil Gaiman offering his thoughts on Eric Kripkeit is (supernatural, boys) efforts to adapt the work of Warner Bros. TV for networks (only for efforts to be closed in 2011). In the tweet, Gaiman praised Kripke’s efforts to adapt. The sand man, calling it a “great network TV version” of the work, but that it suffered from the limitations associated with network television. Well, it didn’t take long for the news to reach Kripke, who appreciated the kind words and offered more perspective on what happened with the project. “Kind of you, sir. WB gave me a chance to [‘The Sandman’] but said it had to be network. It was my favorite comic, inspired a lot of [SPN], so I tried. Neil was kind and patient, but in the end it would have been a bad show,” Kripke explained. But overall, Kripke is happy with how it all turned out. “I’m glad he resisted. ‘Sandman’ on Netflix is ​​lush, gorgeous. GO SEE!”

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Now here’s a look at Kripke’s answer earlier:

And here’s a throwback to Gaiman’s original tweet that kicked off the nice and respectful exchange between the two:

And just in case you missed it the last time we streamed it, here’s a deleted scene from S01E01, “Sleep of the Just,” as Alex (Laurie Kynaston) takes on his father Roderick (Charles Dance) about the mysterious “sleeping sickness” that has been spreading since they captured Morpheus (Tom Sturridge):

The two-part episode 11 is a mix of live action and animation, adapting Gaiman’s “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” and “Calliope” with a name roster that includes James McAvoy, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Sandra Oh, Arthur Darvilland more, from a teleplay of Catherine Smyth-McMullen. And to say it was well received would be an understatement. Here’s a look at the Netflix preview and trailer The sand man S10E11 “A Thousand Cats Dream”https://bleedingcool.com/”Calliope”:

There is another world that awaits us all when we close our eyes and sleep – a place called the Dream, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives form to all our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence triggers a series of events that will forever change the worlds of Dream and Eve. To restore order, Dream must travel across different worlds and timelines to undo the mistakes he has made over his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes and encountering new entities – both cosmic and human – along the way.

by Netflix The sand man stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, Patton Oswaltand Mark Hamill. The series originates from Warner Bros. TV, EP & co-writer Neil Gaiman (good omens); EP, co-writer and showrunner Allan Heinberg (wonder woman); and EP & co-writer David S. Goyer.

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