3 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait for Donald Glover’s New FX Series “Atlanta”
Fall television will soon be upon us and one of the new shows we’ll be watching in Donald Glover‘s “Atlanta” on FX Network when it premieres on September 9.
“Atlanta” focuses on two cousins with different views on how to make it in hip hop. Besides the show adding some much needed diversity to television and FX network, here are other reasons why we can’t wait for it to premiere!
All Black writing staff
Hollywood is still lagging behind in terms of inclusion, so the thought of a network show having an all-Black writing staff sounds unheard of. But in order for “Atlanta” to really capture the true dynamic of the city’s Black culture and rap scene, Glover also made sure all the writers were not only Black, but Atlanta natives like him.
In an interview with New York Magazine‘s Vulture, he says network executives were out of touch and wanted one of the characters to live in a “trap-like” house.
“‘We were like, ‘No, he’s a drug dealer, he makes enough money to live in a regular apartment,'” said Glover.
“There were some things so subtle and black that people had no idea what we were talking about.”
It’s a show about Atlanta and it’s not a reality show
There are so many shows about the city of Atlanta on television right how, but they’re all reality shows focusing on people who either came to the city to make it in entertainment or are already thriving. We really have not seen a scripted series that depicts the city and culture of Atlanta in an authentic way.
We can already look forward to a classic second season
No, the first season has not even aired yet, but Glover’s already saying the second season will be classic.
He told Vulture, “With this show, with this music, I’m just trying to make classics. The second season of ‘Atlanta’ will be a classic.”
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