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Fantasy drama The Sandman dropped two bonus episodes following the release of the first season earlier this month.

The two-part bonus episode, named A Dream of A Thousand Casts/ Calliope has a star-studded cast to support both parts of the supernatural storylines.

The first part of the episode, A Dream of A Thousand Casts, is an animated short.

Sandra Oh, Joe Lycett, James McAvoy and Michael Sheen lend their voices for the first part of the episode.

Melissanthi Mahut stars as Calliope.

The latter half of the episode features Arthur Darvill, Nina Wadia and Derek Jacobi.

The Sandman was praised for its queer inclusive casting.


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Author Neil Gaiman showed his support and defended the choices regarding the adaptation.

The cast teased the extra episode on social media ahead of its release.

Gaiman tweeted: “It would be nice if there were more than just the ten episodes of Sandman in Season 1.”

Non-binary actor Mason Alexander Park, who played Desire in the first season, added: “I agree, would be super duper cool.”

The series was adapted from the Neil Gaiman comics and has dominated the number one spot of Netflix’s top ten.

It has been watched for 127.5 million hours this week, according to the streaming giant.