The Sandman has two more episodes to come. In case you’ve binge-watched The Sandman and are craving more episodes, Netflix is here to help. Although the streamer hasn’t officially picked up the show for Season 2, they recently announced that a special bonus episode is currently available to stream. The two-part episode follows a different arc from the Sandman comic book series. It tells us about Dream (Tom Sturridge) as he tends to his domain as various animals traverse 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 in the Sandman universe is the first, which features a Siamese cat who loses faith in people after witnessing a gruesome murder. Then she meets Dream, who introduces her to an incredible new world. Neil Gaiman, who created the series, wrote the story. The story of “Calliope” centers on a disgruntled author who managed to write a bestselling book but is currently unable to produce a sequel. Then, in order to regain his creative spirit, he makes a pact with an entity.
Source: The Atlantic
The first episode is an animated episode, A Dream of a Thousand Cats
The Sandman cat story is star-studded animation and casting. This includes Sandra Oh from Killing Eve, Rosie Day from Living the Dream, David Gyasi from Interstellar, James McAvoy from the X-Men film series, David Tennant from Doctor Who, Michael Sheen from the Twilight Saga, and Tom Wu from The Cat. in the Hat will lend its voice to the project (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw). Hisko Hulsing, who previously contributed to the magnificent animated sci-fi series Prime Video Undone, directed and produced the episode’s animated segment. Hulsing clarified the strategy for The Sandman episode in a statement released in writing:
“We have endeavored to make the animated version of ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats’ as mesmerizing and hypnotic as possible using the magic of real oil paintings on canvas. We have combined the paintings with a drawn 2D animation of classic way, based on realistic 3D animation of telepathic cats to create a trippy world that feels both grounded and dreamy Untold Studio’s in London created the stunning 3D animation of the cats. the oil and stylization were all done at Submarine Studio’s in Amsterdam.
Source: Vanity Fair
The second episode of The Sandman is Calliope
Besides the main character played by Melissanthi Mahut from “Calliope”, other cast members include Arthur Darvill from “Legends of Tomorrow”, Kevin Harvey from “Hidden”, Amita Suman from “Ackley Bridge” and Derek Jacobi (Gladiator). As Fate Mother, Fate Crone and Fate Maiden, respectively, Nina Wadia (EastEnders), Souad Faress (Dune) and Dinita Gohil (Our House) repeat their previous performances. It is under the direction of Louise Hooper (Flesh and Blood). The Sandman is familiar territory for Hooper and Hulsing, who collaborated to direct the ninth installment of the main series.
The Sandman is based on a critically acclaimed and internationally acclaimed comic book series that Neil Gaiman started in 1989. Before Netflix embarked on the project alongside Gaiman, David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) and Allan Heinberg , it was thought to be difficult to adapt for decades (Wonder Woman). On August 5, the live-action series debuted to critical acclaim.
Attempts to adapt the Sandman movie began in 1991 but failed miserably for several years. Goyer approached Warner Bros. with a series movie idea in 2013. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was slated to star and possibly direct, was also slated to produce with Goyer and Gaiman. But in 2016, Gordon-Levitt left the project due to creative disagreements. An announcement finally took place.
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