Donald Glover’s breakout FX series Atlanta took home two Golden Globes in 2016, capping off a year that was packed with effusive praise for the innovative series about ATL’s rap scene. It was something of a disappointment when Glover revealed the second season would be delayed due to his busy schedule, which included his musical stylings as Childish Gambino and his co-starring role as Lando Calrissian in the Solo: A Star Wars Story. The long wait is over, however, as Vulture reports that Atlanta will debut its second season, dubbed “Atlanta Robbin’ Season”, on March 1st on FX.
Update: Donald Glover and his younger brother, EP/writer Stephen Glover, spoke about the forthcoming season at the Television Critics Association on Friday. Season two “will take place in Atlanta during the holiday season, a time when robberies spike as people have more money and need more money,” according to Deadline. “It’s a tense and desperate time,” explained Stephen, “we wanted it to be a metaphor for our characters.”
In terms of episode structure, Donald said he was inspired by, of all things, the 1992 direct-to-video Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation. “[It] was broken up into eight or nine episodes but when watched together, they played like a movie. You enjoy them more when they’re together,” he explained of the season’s episodic structure.