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Netflix Releases Surprise Bonus Episode of The Sandman

August 19, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Sandman Tom Sturridge Melissanthu Mahut Image Credit: Netflix

Fans who thought they might have to wait a while to get more Sandman from Netflix got a surprise on Friday when a star-heavy bonus episode released. The streaming service dropped an extra episode of the hit adaptation of the Neil Gaiman comic book series, “Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope,” which is now available.

The episode adapts the two stories from four out of the “Dream Country” arc of the DC Vertigo books and is described as follows:

“In this two-part story collection, a Siamese cat dreaming of a new world and a writer in desperate need of inspiration cross paths with Morpheus.”

The “Dream of a Thousand Cats” half is animated and features the voices of Sandra Oh, Rosie Day, David Gyasi, Joe Lycett, Neil Gaiman, James McAvoy, David Tennant, Georgia Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Lundberg, Nonso Anozie, Diane Morgan, and Tom Wu. Director Hisko Hulsing describes the animation to Netflix as follows:

“We endeavored to make the animated version of ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats’ as mesmerizing and hypnotic as we could by utilizing the magic of real oil paintings on canvas. We combined the paintings with classically drawn 2D animation, based on realistic 3D animation of telepathic cats in order to create a trippy world that feels both grounded and dreamy at the same time. Untold Studio’s in London created the breathtaking 3D animation of the cats. The wonderful 2D animation, oil paintings and stylizing were all done at Submarine Studio’s in Amsterdam.”

Meanwhile, “Calliope” stars Melissanthi Mahut, Arthur Darvill, Nina Wadia, Souad Faress, Dinita Gohil, Kevin Harvey, Amita Suman, and Derek Jacobi.

The Sandman has drawn sizable viewership for Netflix in its first week-plus, though there is no word of whether it’s been renewed yet.

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