The expectations for Donald Glover’s FX series “Atlanta” were high, and judging from the acclaim, it has exceeded them. Now the full pilot episode is available to watch on YouTube after it premiered last night. Check it out below.
The show centers around two cousins trying to make it in the Atlanta rap scene. Glover plays Princeton dropout and hopeful manager Earnest “Earn” Marks, whose ambition is to foster the budding rap career of his cousin, Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles (Brian Tyree Henry.) The two navigate the Atlanta music scene while trying to make a better life for their families.
Glover is himself a Georgia native, growing up in the Atlanta suburb Stone Mountain. He attended NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, and from there launched an early and successful career in comedy and television, first seen with the sketch group Derrick Comedy and gaining a cult following on “Community.” In 2011, Glover started a rap career under the name Childish Gambino.
“Atlanta” airs Tuesday nights at 10pm ET on FX.