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Viewers of Rowan Atkinson's new Netflix series are hailing the ‘return of Mr Bean’.
Atkinson stars in the steaming giant’s new ten-episode comedy, Man vs Bee, and fans were quick to point out comparisons between his new character - Trevor - and the iconic Mr Bean, who the star is best known for playing.
Have a look at the trailer below:
After watching Atkinson's latest comedy offering, one person wrote on Twitter: “No one does physical comedy as well as Rowan Atkinson. Man vs Bee is not exactly the funniest thing on Netflix - but it brings back Mr Bean in all his glory.”
Another added: “Man vs Bee on Netflix is [my] 13-year-old son’s first Mr Bean experience, was super funny watching him watch this.”
A third social media user added: “Watched [Man vs Bee] only for Rowan Atkinson. Mr Bean vibes.”
“I genuinely haven’t laughed as hard in a long time. Mr Bean is just incredible. Highly recommended as a stress reliever,” wrote a fourth, while a fifth added: “Man vs Bee is hilariously refreshing. Brings back that Mr. Bean feel from back in the day.”
No one does physical comedy as well as Rowan Atkinson.— Joshua Michael (@joshmadj) June 25, 2022
Man vs Bee is not exactly the funniest thing on Netflix - but it brings back Mr Bean in all his glory. pic.twitter.com/jsTqdEEGOL
The official Netflix synopsis for Man vs Bee reads: “Bumbling dad Trevor tries to get the best of a cunning bee whilst house sitting a posh mansion - but only unleashes more chaos.”
In the show’s trailer, Trevor can be seen getting himself into all sorts of mischief while trying to give the troublesome insect the boot, including but not limited to: ornament smashing, reckless driving and use of a flamethrower.
Jam-packed with ludicrous, slapstick moments, it’s no wonder Man vs Bee has made people nostalgic for Mr Bean.
The show was created by Atkinson himself alongside Johnny English writer William Davies and also stars Jing Lusi (Crazy Rich Asians) and Notting Hill actor Julian Rhind-Tutt as the home’s owners, Claudie Blakely (Pride and Prejudice) as Trevor’s ex and Greg Mchugh as the home’s gardener.
Chizzy Akudolo and Aysha Kala also feature in the show as a judge and detective respectively.
And while similarities between Trevor and Mr Bean are undeniable, hardcore fans of the latter shouldn’t hang their hopes on a full-blown return of the Bean anytime soon, seeing as last year, Atkinson said he ‘doesn’t enjoy’ playing the character.
According to The Guardian, he explained: “I don’t much enjoy playing him. The weight of responsibility is not pleasant. I find it stressful and exhausting, and I look forward to the end of it.”
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