Originally envisioned as a feature film, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series looks set to reach viewers via the smaller screen instead. Deemed unfilmable by Gaiman himself, the project is currently being acquired by Warner Bros. TV from sister company DC Entertainment, who are presumably looking to prove the comic’s creator wrong.

Considered by most circles a seminal piece of work in the medium, Sandman follows the trials of Morpheus, the so-called Lord of Dreaming. A deity who literally personifies dreams, the character started out in the horror fold, before quickly expanding to cover other genre’s with the introduction of The Endless. This group comprised siblings Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire, Delirium and, or course, Dream; taking place in a series of domains such as reality and The Dreaming, among others.

Originally touted to involve Roger Avery during its feature film days, DC quickly resorted to talks with HBO when thoughts turned to TV. THR are reporting that when the project failed to develop, however, Warner Bros. TV stepped in. While Gaiman has enjoyed limited involvement to date, it is still early days. At the top of Warner Bros.’ current list stands Eric Kripke, creator of the CW’s Supernatural. The director stood down from his creation after it outlived his five season plan, showing a level of integrity which will no doubt sate the many devotee’s Sandman has acquired over the years.

While the possibility of a big screen outing for The Endless looks less likely than ever, at least it now rests in capable and experienced hands. Stay tuned for more details.