Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Returns To FX In March

Rosalie Gross
January 6, 2018

"It's a tense and desperate time", said EP/writer Stephen Glover, "we wanted it to be a metaphor for our characters". "That information, that social mobility, the reason why it's like that, is there is no information being passed down", Donald Glover said.

The critically acclaimed first season was a quirky blend of comedy, drama and surreal moments, providing America a very different look at the city than shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta".

The Emmy-winning series "Atlanta" took 2017 off because creator Donald Glover was too busy starring in upcoming "Spider-Man" and "Star Wars" films. This won't simply be called Atlanta Season 2, but instead it's being referred to as Atlanta Robbin' Season.

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"The episodes were broken up in eight or nine episodes, but you watched them all together and they were a movie and they would play them during the summer together or in installments", executive producer Stephen Glover says. "I feel like if you do that as a producer of television, you tend to be risk averse, which I think is bad for art", Donald said. "So we didn't look back and be like, 'What are the things that will make people happy?' We really just tried to beat ourselves".

"Robbin Season" is not just the backdrop of the season, it's also an opportunity to tackle the issue of social mobility - or lack thereof - in the black community in Atlanta. "The title is setting up the audience to approach the show differently", he said, adding that season two is much more "cohesive". "We picked a lane a little bit more". But that doesn't mean there will be new titles for every season moving forward, either. It's just a time when robberies will go up. Various episodes in Season 1 felt like the kind of bold moves you only make in a second or third season of a series, but Glover and his team went for it and resulted in something surprising, thrilling, and unlike anything else on TV.

FX announced the premiere dates for its midseason slate this week, including Season 2 of Atlanta, which debuts March 1, reports Variety.

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