Netflix has released a bonus episode of The Sandman, based on “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” and “Calliope.”
After decades of development, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman was finally bought to life through the Netflix adaptation. The ten-episode first season covered “Preludes & Nocturnes” and “The Doll’s House.” The $165 million series received favorable reviews from critics and was the most-watched series on Netflix for a week.
This Isn’t A Dream
Netflix has yet to confirm if a second season of The Sandman is happening but surprised fans with the release of a bonus episode on Friday. The new episode covers the stories “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” and “Calliope.” You can watch a trailer for the new two-part episode below.
Here is the synopsis for Netflix’s The Sandman:
There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.
The series stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jenna Coleman, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Patton Oswalt, and Mark Hamill.
Wonder Woman co-writer Allan Heinberg serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on Sandman. In addition to their duties as writers, Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer are also on board as executive producers.
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