Kyo Ra, who plays Kyo in “The Sandman“, talks about one of the strangest scenes in the comic book and how the show will handle it. The live-action series is based on the DC Comics series of the same name written by renowned fantasy author Neil Gaiman and will make its Netflix debut on August 5, 2022. The Endless, a family of immortal siblings who represent the metaphysical concepts of Dream, Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Destruction, and Delirium, are the subject of the comic. The plot begins when Dream (Tom Sturridge) tries to rebuild the kingdom of Dreaming after being released from prison after being imprisoned for a century. Rose Walker, a young woman played by Kyo Ra, is searching for her missing brother with the assistance of Gilbert (Stephen Fry), who fills in as her bodyguard.
In Sandman (Volume 2) #14, the “Cereal Convention” plays a significant role in the story. In fact, this strange convention—which turns out to be a gathering of serial killers—is being held at the hotel where Rose and Gilbert are staying. It is a custom for murderers who are “collectors,” that is, those who retain tangible or intangible reminders of the victims whose lives they have taken. The Doctor, The Bogeyman, and Nimrod are among the murderers present, but they appear to respect The Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook), an escaped nightmare from Dream’s realm, more than anyone else.
In order to talk about “The Sandman“, Screen Rant had the chance to sit down with Kyo Ra, who also goes by the name Vanesu Samunyai. She was asked if there was a specific scene or episode that she couldn’t wait for everyone to see during the interview. She admitted that “some new twists that we’ve brought along” are what have her most excited about the Cereal Convention. Below is her complete quote:
“Yes, I am excited for the convention. I’m excited for what happens at the convention, and some new twists that we’ve brought along.”
It will be interesting to see what new twists can be added to a concept that is already so bizarre and twisted. Like their recent hit Heartstopper, which put more emphasis on the love lives of characters like Tau and Elle who had less to do in the graphic novel, television shows typically adapt source material by adding new characters or expanding the storylines of side characters. But there are already so many fascinating characters in “The Sandman” that it’s hard to think of anyone who could be added to this scene to make it more compelling.
This scene will serve as a gauge for how terrifying “The Sandman” is prepared to make itself. There is undoubtedly plenty of room to add a generous helping of moving special effects that evoke the overall gloomy, stylized feel of the original comics. The show’s creators will unquestionably demonstrate that they have reached the essence of what makes comic books unique and adored if they are successful in pulling off this scene.