Most people will do whatever they can to better their lives and the lives of their families. Struggling to accomplish his goals and working hard to achieve greatness, Donald Glover does just that in his new FX series “Atlanta.”
Created, written and starring the “Community” alum, the 10-episode dramedy follows two cousins, Earn Marks (Glover) and Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), attempting to ascend the ranks of ATL’s hip-hop scene. The network released the first official trailer, which you can check out below.
The pilot is directed by Hiro Murai and co-stars Zazie Beetz, Emmett Hunter, Keith Stanfield and Lakeith Stansfield. It was recently reported that Glover would be making his television directorial debut with the series, helming the sixth and seventh episodes of the season. The project is dear to his heart and Glover, who grew up in Atlanta and also works as a musician on the side, stated that “the city influenced the tone of the show.”
“The thesis with this show was to show people what it’s like to be black, and you can’t write that down. You have to feel it,” he told critics at FX’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour. “The tonal aspect was really important to me.”
In anticipation of the first trailer, six different teasers were previously released by the network this week.
“Atlanta” premieres Tuesday, September 6 at 10pm on FX.