The Sandman producer Neil Gaiman has shared that the upcoming Netflix series will not cross over with Lucifer.
Given that Lucifer, which has been a Netflix property since season 4, is based on characters from Gaiman’s Sandman comic, there have been suggestions that the two series could link in some way.
However, after announcing that Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie will star as Lucifer in the upcoming Sandman series, Gaiman revealed on Twitter that the shows won’t exist in a shared universe because of the events that have already taken place in Lucifer.
“You can’t get from the Lucifer TV series to Sandman #3 or even Season of Mists,” he wrote in response to one fan, while also denying reports that Taron Egerton is set to play Constantine.
With the original comic book series being published by DC Comics, many have also wondered if that means they’ll get to see some of their favourite superheroes pop up in the show.
“How do DC character rights work for the series? Are you allowed Constantine for example, since he’s currently on-air in another DC series?” one follower asked Gaiman back in November. He then teasingly replied: “Wait and see.”
Just like the original comic book series, the upcoming Netflix drama will centre on the character of Morpheus, the King of Dreams. As Gaiman previously told Digital Spy, this version of the story will begin in 2021.