FX has officially announced the premiere date for Season 2 of Donald Glover’s Atlanta.
Atlanta Robbin’ Season, the next season of the award-winning comedy series, will premiere on FX on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10 pm ET/PT.
In Atlanta Robbin’ Season, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. Alfred Miles aka Paper Boy (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. Darius (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary. Van (Zazie Beetz) is Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter. Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Stephen Glover. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions.
The first season of Atlanta won two Emmy Awards as well as two Golden Globe Awards and AFI, Peabody, PGA, WGA, TCA, NAACP and Critics’ Choice Awards.
During the TCA press tour, Donald Glover and his brother Stephen, explained why the second season is titled as such and how a certain Looney Toons spinoff is an inspiration for the show’s sophomore run.
The new season is set during the heavy shopping time in the city between Christmas and New Year’s Eve when crime is up. “People have to get Christmas gifts so it’s a time where robbery will go. You might get your package stolen from the front porch. It’s just a very tense and desperate time.” Stephen Glover said, even mentioning that one of his neighbors had their car stolen out of their driveway during shooting the season.
His brother explained the Looney Toons inspiration. “We just went into this like, ‘Why are we going to do season 2? Everybody does season 2!’ And in the writer’s room, we talked a lot about How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Tiny Toons — which was a show we all really liked — and that was kind of the inspiration for season 2.
Stephen continued: “They would play them during the summer together, and we kind of took that idea — a whole story but being told in a bunch of different parts,” with Donald adding, “You enjoy them more when they’re all together but you can also enjoy them in little bits.”