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The Sandman stalls filming amid SAG-AFTRA strike

The Sandman

Last summer, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman went from comic book pages to the small screen with a warmly received Netflix show. Now, the show’s future is stalled amid the recent SAG-AFTRA strike taking place.

Gaiman took to BlueSky (via BoredBat) to reveal the news to those lucky enough to have an account on the platform. He hopes that AMPTP will finally sit down with both the actors and writers. That said, he isn’t confident the association will see reason.

“SAG-AFTRA strike is on. Sandman has stopped shooting completely, along with everything else that was squeaking by without writers […] I hope that the AMPTP sees reason and gets back to the table with the actors and the writers. I have no reason at this point to think they will see reason.”

This news comes quickly after the reveal that Deadpool 3 is on a production hiatus. No doubt this is only the beginning and many more large and small-scale productions will see hiccups as not only have the writers gone on strike, but so have the actors.

It’s taken a lot to get here, though, with the adaptation idea rooted all the way back in 1991 before falling into the pits of Development Hell, and then resurfaced in 2013 before Jospeh Gorden-Levitt departed in 2016 over creative differences, and then Netflix finally inked a deal with Warner Bros. to produce the series in 2019.

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