If you woke up and saw “New Episode” on The Sandman on Netflix, it’s not the work of Morpheus. There is indeed an 11th hidden episode.
Netflix stealth launched a secret episode of The Sandman on Friday, and even released a retailer for it.
The new episode covers two stand-alone stories from the comic run. From The Sandman #17 comes “Calliope” about a man who has trapped one of the nine muses of Greek mythology in his home to keep him inspired. The other story comes from issue #18, “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” where a Siamese cat tells other cats of how she once met Morpheus who had assumed the form of a cat. This portion of the episode is animated and features the voices of James McAvoy, Sandra Oh, and Nail Gaiman.
The new episode is a welcome and unexpected surprise. It’s also a great way to cover the stand-alone issues of the comic.
All 11 episodes of The Sandman are available now on Netflix.