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Atlanta’s long-awaited second season premieres in March

Paper Boi will soon return for what the creators are calling "Robbin' Season"

ATLANTA — “The Big Bang” — Episode 101 (Airs Tuesday, September 6, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Keith Standfield as Darius, Donald Glover as Earnest Marks, Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles. CR: Guy D’Alema/FX
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Donald Glover’s breakout FX series Atlanta took home two Golden Globes in 2016, capping off a year that was packed with effusive praise for the innovative series about ATL’s rap scene. It was something of a disappointment when Glover revealed the second season would be delayed due to his busy schedule, which included his musical stylings as Childish Gambino and his co-starring role as Lando Calrissian in the Solo: A Star Wars Story. The long wait is over, however, as Vulture reports that Atlanta will debut its second season, dubbed “Atlanta Robbin’ Season”, on March 1st on FX.

Update: Donald Glover and his younger brother, EP/writer Stephen Glover, spoke about the forthcoming season at the Television Critics Association on Friday. Season two “will take place in Atlanta during the holiday season, a time when robberies spike as people have more money and need more money,” according to Deadline. “It’s a tense and desperate time,” explained Stephen, “we wanted it to be a metaphor for our characters.”

In terms of episode structure, Donald said he was inspired by, of all things, the 1992 direct-to-video Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation. “[It] was broken up into eight or nine episodes but when watched together, they played like a movie. You enjoy them more when they’re together,” he explained of the season’s episodic structure.

Prior to Atlanta’s season two premiere, Donald Glover will perform at this month’s Grammy Awards ceremony, where his latest Childish Gambino album Awaken, My Love! is nominated for Album of the Year.

 

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