Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions. On Feb. 26, media and crew members were given a sneak peek at the first couple of episodes.
Attendees included the show’s creator and star Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, executive producer Dianne McGunigle, co-executive producer Hiro Murai, executive producer Paul Simms, producer and writer Stefani Robinson, Coach K, Matthew Barnes, Philipp Maximilian, Angela Wildflower and Adriyan Rae.
The red carpet, premiere and after-party were held at the Starlight Six Drive-In, where attendees watched episodes one and two of “Atlanta Robbin’ Season” in their cars and then celebrated the show’s success in a tent decked out with alligator ice sculptures, a DJ and modern furniture.
We can tell you now the first episodes will have you on the edge of your seats with the introduction to new characters and returning of your already fan favorites Paper Boi and his cousin Earn.
Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) is still riding high on his hit single but has serious doubts about how to commercialize himself, especially for a white audience. His manager and cousin Earn (Donald Glover) is homeless, on probation for possessing pot and kind of lost, not far off from where he was at the beginning of season one. Their friend and muse Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) is weird and ethereal as always.
There’s an undercurrent of menace and dread threading through the first three episodes as the issue of race always hovers in the air. Indeed, the show title has the phrase “Robbin’ Season” for a reason: it’s set during the Christmas holidays when people are more desperate for cash. It’s also a thematic where the characters seem to be getting “robbed” in various ways.
Tune in March 1st and see yourself!