Late last week it was announced that season two Donald Glover's hit show Atlanta was on the way on March 1. And now a trailer has arrived.
The second season finds the Emmy-winning series with a name change—Atlanta Robbin' Season. The trailer is only a minute long, and like the initial spots for season one, vague, with a lot cool shots Earn and the crew in a club, sitting on a top a car at Earn's parents house as an alligator greets them from the lawn and showing the entire crew walking down the street as a police light shines on them.
Glover won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2017 Emmys, as well as the Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, becoming the first black person to win an Emmy in the category. The show also won two Golden Globes.
The second season will focus on the change the crew is going through– including Paperboi (Brian Tyree Henry) becoming a bigger star.
“Are you going to eat or are you going to be eaten? You kind have to make a choice, and that choice defines you eventually,” Donald said, per Variety. “This season for Alfred] it’s ‘Am I going to sell drugs or am I going to be a celebrity?’ You can’t be a famous drug dealer! We tried to make the first season feel like you don’t really know what’s next because that’s what really living is and that’s what we’re being paid to do. But then you get pushed farther and farther away from what real life is, and that’s what we’re trying to stay away from. We’re still trying to have some ties to the culture because quality is what we want to give to the people.”
Atlanta executive producer and writer (and Donald’s brother) Stephen Glover agrees with the heightened anticipation the show, given the times.
“It’s a very tense and desperate time," he said at Television Critics Association panel. "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.”
Beyond the show's return, Glover has been busy. In addition to the return the hit show, he just welcomed his second child with his girlfriend Michelle. This is the couple's second child; they welcomed their first son, named Legend, in 2016.
The first episode season two will air on March 1 at 10 p.m. on FX.
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