The Dream of a Thousand Cats is about a small tabby kitten (Rosie Day) who goes on a pilgrimage at night with her friend, a gray cat (David Gyasi), to listen to a nomadic Siamese cat named Prophet (Sandra Oh) as she tells the true story of cats . She explains that after witnessing her owner Paul (Michael Sheen) carry away half-breed kittens to be drowned, she realizes that cats are not as free as they think. So the Prophet prays to Morpheus, and she enters the Dreaming in search of answers.
But the first creature she meets is a crow with a disembodied spine and a skull protruding from its feathered body. After briefly interrogating the Prophet, he points her in the direction of Morpheus, but warns her that it is a dangerous journey. The crow is voiced by none other than Neil Gaiman himself, and his majestic voice fits perfectly into the enigmatic role. Considering how many characters appear on the show, it’s surprising that a writer shows up here, but that also makes the bonus episode extra special.
talking to Netflix’s Tudum Blogshowrunner Allan Heinberg spoke briefly about his performance, saying, “He has one of the best voices. As soon as we entered the cockpit, there was nothing discreet about him. He really wanted to be more like a crow and waved his arms and worked fearlessly for It.”
Let’s hope the writer finds room for a cameo in the second season.