Donald Glover’s Breakout Hit ‘Atlanta’ Will Air Its Second Season in March
This is fantastic news for everyone who's been waiting for the much-anticipated second season of the groundbreaking series to air. The series starred Glover as Earn Marks, a downtrodden but brilliant college drop out trying to figure his love and money situation out as he manages his drug dealing, rapper cousin, Paperboi (played brilliantly by Brian Tyree).
The show was smart and melancholy at times, hilarious and off-kilter at others, and was a breakout hit. It had the best premiere tune-in for any basic comedy cable network since Inside Amy Schumer debuted in 2013.
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.
"I don’t want to go into season two [with the mindset of] ‘Enough people liked it so just keep those people,’ because then you begin to give your audience a methadone drip of bullshit that keeps them happy as opposed to, ‘We did something controversial and more people were interested,'” Glover told The Hollywood Reporter about the second season back in August.
The first episode of season two will air on March 1 at 10 p.m. on FX.
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