Superb information for followers of “The Sandman”: Netflix simply launched a shock hour-long bonus episode! The primary 10 episodes of season one started streaming on Aug. 5 and introduced followers into the world of Dream (Tom Sturridge), Lucifer (Gwendoline Christie), and the Countless. Now, the eleventh shock episode expands on that universe much more. “The Sandman” creator Neil Gaiman teased the discharge of the bonus installment in a tweet on Aug. 19, writing, “It could be good if there have been extra than simply the ten episodes of Sandman in Season 1.”
The 2-part episode is titled “A Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope.” Netflix says, “Within the two-part story assortment, a Siamese cat dreaming of a brand new world and a author in determined want of inspiration cross paths with Morpheus.” The “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” story is the one animated episode of “The Sandman.” Sturridge voices the animated, feline model of Dream. The remainder of the voice forged consists of Sandra Oh, James McAvoy, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, and Gaiman himself. McAvoy voiced Dream within the audiobook model of “The Sandman,” whereas Tennant and Sheen star in one other Gaiman adaptation, “Good Omens.”
Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing, who directed the episode, advised Netflix, “We endeavored to make the animated model of ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats’ as mesmerizing and hypnotic as we may by using the magic of actual oil work on canvas. We mixed the work with classically drawn 2D animation, based mostly on lifelike 3D animation of telepathic cats with a view to create a trippy world that feels each grounded and dreamy on the similar time. Untold Studio’s in London created the breathtaking 3D animation of the cats. The great 2D animation, oil work and stylizing have been all executed at Submarine Studio’s in Amsterdam.”
“The Sandman” hasn’t been renewed for season two but, however hopefully this bonus episode is not the tip of the road for the present and Netflix inexperienced lights extra.
The bonus episode of “The Sandman” is streaming now on Netflix.