This interview has been evenly edited for readability and brevity.
Pops may be very extremely regarded within the Lafayette household. With Lunella wanting as much as him and the remainder of the household, what qualities do you assume she inherited from Pops that you simply’re proud to see her exhibit as Moon Woman?
Williams: I’ll say that one bodily factor that she received from me is the power to skate, as a result of my character was a champion skater. King of the skaters. She is all the time in her skates, so she clearly received that from me. Additionally, he’s a little bit of a tinkerer. Pops likes to do issues. He fixes skates as much as be higher than new. So even a few of her tinkering, these type of abilities that she additionally received from him.
One of many nice issues in regards to the present is the authenticity. It actually feels such as you’re within the Decrease East Facet of New York, particularly with issues just like the blackout within the first episode to the neighborhood’s response to it. What different elements from the real-world points did your workforce look into with the intention to present that feeling in your present?
Flynn: That is one thing that was actually essential to us. Each episode we needed to make use of as a lot authenticity as potential. We received plenty of our inspiration [for the first episode] from this documentary referred to as “United Skates.” It offers with the Black neighborhood, what they went by way of at the moment [when their skating rinks were closing around the country], and the way there’s such few rinks left. However as you undergo our sequence, each episode offers with so many points involving social media, bullying, [and more]. We’re attempting to make a present that’s entertaining and vibrant and colourful, but additionally that offers with actual life issues and points that children at the moment are having to cope with. So yeah, we actually thoughtfully put that by way of the complete sequence.
Williams: Even the art work. That entire avenue portray look of it, the look of this present. The look of it’s so fascinating to me. After which after I was advised, “We had been borrowing from artists from the Decrease East Facet and New York typically,” it is superb. All that stuff is so properly woven in there. It has such a special feeling than the rest you have had your eyes on.
Flynn: We took actual murals. We used actual graffiti artists and integrated them into the present, so it is absolutely genuine to the true setting. We’re very happy with that.