Fans of Neil Gaiman's comic book series Sandman will have to wait a bit longer to see the TV adaptation on the small screen. Supernatural creator Eric Kripke revealed that the show won't happen for this upcoming 2011-2012 TV season. Here's what the writer-producer had to say below.

"Unfortunately, for a lot of varying reasons, Sandman is not in the works, at least for this season. (It) just didn't quite happen this season through nobody's fault, and hopefully we can do it again in the future."

We reported back in September that Warner Bros. TV had picked up the rights to the comic book series, and Eric Kripke was mentioned to adapt.

Sandman was launched as a Vertigo comic book in 1989 and centers on Morpheus, the Lord of Dreaming, and a group brothers and sisters known as the Endless - Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium.