Donald Glover’s (Childish Gambino) FX series Atlanta earned a massive following last year following the incredible first season. Now we’re gearing up for season 2 on March 1 and the first trailer has arrived.
The award-winning series is a favorite of ours as Glover won the Golden Globe award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy as well as Donald grabbing the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy last year. This time around they’ve shared the name for season 2, which will be titled Atlanta Robbin’ Season. There isn’t much information about the season revealed in the minute-long trailer, but once again the shows displays their incredible ear for music as they soundtracked it with Sonder’s near-perfect song “Too Fast.”
Donald and his brother Stephen, who is also a writer on the show, explained that they were inspired by Tiny Toons: How I Spent My Summer Vacation. "Tiny Toons Summer Vacation was broken up into a bunch of episodes, but if you watched them all together they were a movie. We took that idea. It’s a whole story, but told in a bunch of little parts," says Glover.
They went further to explain the inspiration behind the title: Atlanta Robbin' Season, which is when a spike of robberies occur in Atlanta during the holiday season. "You might get your package stolen off your front porch. While we were there, my neighbor got her car stolen from her driveway. It’s a very tense and desperate time. Our characters are in a desperate transition from their old lives to where they’re headed now. And robbin' season is a metaphor to where we are now," says Stephen Glover.
Donald Glover was the show’s executive producer, writer, and lead actor. The show follows the story of Donald (Earnest aka Earn Marks) who works as his cousin's manager for his rap career as Paper Boi. In other news, he’ll also be performing as Childish Gambino at the upcoming Grammy Awards. Stay tuned for more info and enjoy!
Atlanta Robbin' Season Trailer