Deemed as an unfilmable comic book series for decades, Netflix finally took the challenge to bring the globally acclaimed series The Sandman to the screens. With author Neil Gaiman, David S.Goyer, and Allan Heinberg onboard, the adaptation met all the expectations of the fans and was yet another hit for the streamer. The streamer released all 10 episodes Of The Sandman simultaneously on the platform, but if you have binged all of them and still want more, Netflix has a bonus episode waiting for you!
Netflix gifts fans with a special bonus episode of The Sandman
A two-part bonus episode of The Sandman — based on the stories Calliope and A Dream of a Thousand Cats — is now on Netflix pic.twitter.com/3MBoJAZHuT
— Netflix (@netflix) August 19, 2022
The streamer dropped a bonus episode of the dark fantasy series without any hints. And fans are going utterly bonkers over it!
— Leah Crimes (@Read_Learn_Lead) August 19, 2022
I finished the sandman yesterday and then stayed up all night watching cast interviews (because I’m obsessive like that), and in the 2-hour sleep that i got around 4 AM, I dreamed about the show.
In conclusion, I made this happen. pic.twitter.com/ssGZvzgF0l
— Bee 🐉 (@cavillclarke) August 19, 2022
If they continue like this, it'll step into my top 10 series of all time
— Nursevictory👩⚕️ (@Nursevictory1) August 19, 2022
Looks like the cats are outta the bag because @Netflix_Sandman has gifted us the two-part bonus episode of it and I can't wait to watch them! Thank the God of Dreams for these two very special treats! 🤗🤗🤗🤗 pic.twitter.com/jitGshlTze
— Jaritza Flores (@JaritzaFloresG1) August 19, 2022
We are the pigeons pic.twitter.com/5EywblDzGh
— funkyfluis (@funkyfluis) August 19, 2022
What are the two episodes about?
The two-part bonus episode of The Sandman is based on two short stories – A Dream of a Thousand Cats and Calliope. Gaiman authored both short stories and is extremely beloved in the comic book universe. The narrative in the bonus episode doesn’t follow the main story, but Dream remains the titular character even in the bonus episode. Director Hisko Hulsing and Louise Hopper, who collaborated on the series’ final episode, directed the two-part bonus episode.
A Dream of Thousand Cats tells the story of a cat who becomes disillusioned after witnessing a brutal murder. She then embarks on a journey with Dream. It’s to be an animation with Hisko Hulsing at the helm. The voice cast includes big names – Sandra Oh, Rosie Day, David Gyasi, James McAvoy, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, and Tom Wu. The second part of the bonus episode is a tale about a writer who is experiencing writer’s block after delivering a best-selling novel. In a desperate attempt, he cuts a deal with an entity to find the spark to write again. Louise Hopper is directing Calliope, which stars Melissanthi Mahut, Arthur Darvill, Amita Suman, Kevin Harvey, And Derek Jacobi.