This interview has been flippantly edited for readability and brevity.
Pops could 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 obtained from me is the flexibility to skate, as a result of my character was a champion skater. King of the skaters. She is at all times in her skates, so she clearly obtained 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 form of abilities that she additionally obtained from him.
One of many nice issues concerning 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 group’s response to it. What different elements from the real-world points did your staff look into in an effort to present that feeling in your present?
Flynn: That is one thing that was actually necessary to us. Each episode we needed to make use of as a lot authenticity as doable. We obtained lots of our inspiration [for the first episode] from this documentary known as “United Skates.” It offers with the Black group, 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 making an attempt to make a present that’s entertaining and shiny and colourful, but additionally that offers with actual life issues and points that youngsters at present are having to cope with. So yeah, we actually thoughtfully put that by way of the whole sequence.
Williams: Even the paintings. That entire road portray look of it, the look of this present. The look of it’s so fascinating to me. After which once I was advised, “We had been borrowing from artists from the Decrease East Facet and New York typically,” it is wonderful. All that stuff is so properly woven in there. It has such a distinct feeling than anything you’ve got had your eyes on.
Flynn: We took actual murals. We used actual graffiti artists and included them into the present, so it is absolutely genuine to the true setting. We’re very pleased with that.