It’s almost time for a trip back down to Georgia.
After first serving up a dark, moody teaser for the series’ return a month ago, FX has revealed the first full trailer for Atlanta‘s ten-episode second season, aka Atlanta: Robbin’ Season.
“People have to get Christmas gifts, so it’s a time where robbery will go,” said show writer and executive producer Stephen Glover, explaining how the subtitle refers to a desperate winter setting. “You might get your package stolen from the front porch. It’s just a very tense and desperate time.”
The subtitle for the season also implies there will be more narrative unity this go-around than the show featured in its first outing. In one oft-repeated comment about Robbin’ Season’s structure, Donald and Stephen Glover explained that the season was inspired by a Tiny Toon Adventures story arc called “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”.
“The episodes were broken up in eight or nine episodes, but you watched them all together and they were a movie,” Stephen Glover said. “We took that idea of a whole story, but being told in a bunch of little parts that will be shown that maybe seem like they’re their own thing, but they all are one thing.”
“You enjoy them more when they’re together, but you can also enjoy them in little bits,” Donald added.
Where the first season of Atlanta often lost the plot (in a good way), meandering through the weird back avenues of Atlanta in a surreal, disconnected way, Robbin’ Season will exhibit much more focus in its plotting — at least, that’s what it sounds like.
The series is coming back from a triumphant first season, which saw Donald Glover win Emmys for lead actor and directing, with the series winning a Golden Globe in the category of best comedy series.
In addition to returning as the lead role on Atlanta, Glover will soon star as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and will also play Simba in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. Two of the series’ writers, Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori, are also currently at work on a reboot of House Party with producer LeBron James.
Atlanta’ Robbin’ Season will premiere on FX on March 1.