6109_180x270.jpgNews broke yesterday that Neil Gaiman‘s beloved Sandman series is “in the early stages of being developed into a TV series.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter‘s scoop, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke leads the shortlist of directors being considered to helm the project. During the 1990s, Gaiman’s Sandman series blended fantasy and horror, rejuvenating the world of adult comic books.

Check it out: “Warner Bros. TV is in the midst of acquiring television rights from sister company DC Entertainment and in talks with several writer-producers about adapting the 1990s comic… The author is not involved in the new developments, though since it is early in the process, that may change.”