Netflix accidentally revealed footage from a bonus episode of The Sandman

The Sandman. Tom Sturridge as Dream in episode 102 of The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
The Sandman. Tom Sturridge as Dream in episode 102 of The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /

Okay, strap in, cause this is wild. The other week, Netflix released all 10 episodes of The Sandman, its adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved graphic novel. We loved the show and can’t wait to see more.

And apparently that could happen sooner than we thought, because Netflix accidentally just revealed that it made at least one more episode not included in the initial drop.

How did that happen? Let’s back up a bit. So this morning, I clicked into YouTube and saw that there was a new episode of “I Like To Watch” on the Still Watching Netflix YouTube channel. “I Like To Watch” is a series where the drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova watch random Netflix shows and crack wise about them. I watch it pretty regularly and was particularly excited to see that the new episode had them giving their takes on The Sandman.

Netflix accidentally reveals footage from a bonus episode of The Sandman

The episode was funny as always, but then…but then…I got to the end and the queens started reacting to footage I hadn’t seen, and I’ve watched and enjoyed all 10 episodes of the show. Trixie and Katya were watching footage based on stories from Dream Country, the third volume of The Sandman. Specifically, they reacted to an animated adaptation of the story “A Dream of a Thousand Cats,” about a parallel world where cats are huge and humans are their tiny playthings; click here to see some screengrabs from that one. There’s also footage from an adaptation of “Calliope,” about Dream reuniting with a former girlfriend under the most dire of circumstances. Tom Sturridge is fully in that one as Dream, in live action. They filmed this stuff; this is not made up.

Netflix has since taken the video private, which suggests this was a mistake. We were not supposed to know that they had an extra episode (possibly more) in the can. But they messed up, and we saw it, and now we do. And they revealed it on a drag queen reaction show, of all things.

The next question is: when do we get to see this bonus episode? And why did Netflix hold it back in the first place? Maybe it wasn’t fully done yet? How did this mess-up happen? How far ahead of time did this leak? Was Netflix intending to put out the bonus episode in the near future, or were they holding it back for the holidays or something?

One thing’s for sure: now that I know there’s more Sandman out there, I want to watch it as soon as possible.

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