Netflix has released a surprise two-part bonus episode for The Sandman which is available to stream from today (August 19).

The dark fantasy drama series is based on Neil Gaiman's beloved award-winning DC Comics series.

The surprise outing will feature an animated story titled A Dream of a Thousand Cats (animated) starring Tom Sturridge as Dream and Calliope (live action).

The episode's guest voice cast features Killing Eve actress Sandra Oh as The Prophet, X-Men star James McAvoy as the Golden-Haired Man, Twilight actor Michael Sheen as Paul and Doctor Who’s David Tennant as Don.

Tennant's wife Georgia will also appear as Laura Lynn in the episode, while Sheen’s Swedish girlfriend Anna Lundberg plays Marion.

Comedian Joe Lycett stars as The Black Cat alongside creator Gaiman as the Crow/Skull Bird.

The episode's director Hisko Hulsing said: "We endeavoured to make the animated version of A Dream of a Thousand Cats as mesmerising and hypnotic as we could by utilising the magic of real oil paintings on canvas.

"We combined the paintings with classically drawn 2D animation, based on realistic 3D animation of telepathic cats in order to create a trippy world that feels both grounded and dreamy at the same time."

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Source: Press Association