In case you binge-watched The Sandman and are itching for more episodes, Netflix is glad to assist! Although the streamer hasn’t formally picked up the show for Season 2, they recently announced that a special bonus episode is currently accessible for streaming. The two-part episode, which will follow a different arc from the Sandman comic book series, will follow Dream (Tom Sturridge) as he takes care of his domain while various animals cross over into other realities.
A Dream of a Thousand Cats and Calliope are two short stories that will be featured in the two-part bonus episode. One of the most well-known stories from the Sandman world is the former, which is about a Siamese cat that loses faith in people after witnessing a gruesome murder. Then she meets Dream, who introduces her to an amazing new world. Neil Gaiman, who created the series, wrote the narrative. The story of “Calliope” centers on a disgruntled author who succeeded in penning a best-selling book but is currently unable to produce a sequel. Then, in order to rediscover his creative spirit, he makes a pact with an entity.
A stellar voice ensemble, including Sandra Oh, Michael Sheen, David Gyasi, Rosie Day, James McAvoy, David Tennant, and Tom Wu, contributes to the animated telling of the cat story.
The titular role in “Calliope” is played by Melissanthi Mahut, along with Arthur Darvill, Amita Suman, Kevin Harvey, and Derek Jacobi. As the Fate Mother, Fate Crone, and Fate Maiden, respectively, Nina Wadia, Souad Faress, and Dinita Gohil return. Louise Hooper serves as the director. The Sandman is familiar territory for Hooper and Hulsing, who collaborated to helm the ninth installment of the main series.