Don’t miss the bonus episode of Sandman on Netflix

Yes, there is David Tennant and the cats in episode 11 of Sandmansurprisingly released on Netflix this Friday, August 19th. The second story adapts the story dedicated to the muse Calliopée.

The adaptation of SandmanNeil Gaiman’s cult comic was a great challenge … that the Netflix series, available from August 5, 2022, managed to tackle with a certain brilliance (as we explained in our review of Sandman). Result, barely the 10 episodes are already behind us, we want more. Season 2 of Sandman moreover, it is almost already written, given that only the green light to the platform is missing (very likely, given the success of the series, but even if this were the case, we will have to wait until 2023 or 2024).

But now this Friday, August 19th, comes a little bonus to put the balm in the heart while waiting. An episode 11 now slips into this season’s The man of sand. Contains two stories: the first, A dream of a thousand cats, is a 15 minute animated episode; The second one, Calliope, is a 45-minute live-action episode. Both are adapted from the opus The land of dreams.

A dream of a thousand cats

In this animated episode, you will witness a kind of philosophical quest pursued in particular by a cat, who tries to lead his congeners in a collective dream. And we are sorry to inform you that your cats’ dreams, in Sandman, I’m nothing nice. In any case, Morpheus will in fact be present, even in the form of a cat, voiced by Tom Sturridge.

The cast of the dubbing is a dream:

  • Neil Gaiman himself
  • David Tennant and Michael Sheen, who starred in Good omens (an earlier adaptation of another Neil Gaiman work, this time on Prime), as well as Georgia Tennant
  • James McAvoy
  • Sandra Ah
  • Add Rosie Day, David Gyasi, Joe Lycett, Nonso Anozie, Diane Morgan, Tom Wu


The second story is live action with Melissanthi Mahut in the role of Calliope and Arthur Darvill in Richard Madoc (as well as Tom Sturridge, also in Dream).

Melissanthi Mahut is Calliopeia. // Source: Netflix

This is a rather sad story. Richard Madoc, writer, holds the muse Calliopée (from Greek mythology, where she is the muse of epic poetry) captive, enslaving her in every respect to find inspiration. We also learn that there is a link between Calliopee and Morpheus.

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