The critically acclaimed first season was a quirky blend of comedy, drama and surreal moments, providing America a very different look at the city than shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta". If Donald Glover has anything to say about it: Tiny Toon Adventures. "That was the inspiration for season two", Donald revealed at FX's Television Critics Association press tour on Friday to laughter, adding at one point that it was one of his favorite childhood TV shows.
Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover wanted to separate the new season of his Emmy-winning FX comedy from its first outing, so he gave it a modified title: Atlanta Robbin' Season. "You enjoy them more when they're all together, but you can also enjoy them in bits", Glover said. "We just went into this like, 'Why are we going to do season 2?" "What are the things that will make people happy?"
Fellow executive producer Stephen Glover explained the connection.
"Even the title Robbin' Season is sort of setting up the audience to approach the show differently, and it's putting a different frame around the show", said director Hiro Murai. "Season two, we have a general idea of how we wanted the season to feel like".
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So what is "robbin' season" actually referring to? You might get your package stolen from your door. "You might get your package stolen from the front porch", he explained, adding that his neighbor got her vehicle stolen out of the driveway when they were shooting the second season.
"It's a tense and desperate time", he said. Season 2 will be set during that time, and it will be the backdrop of the season when characters are going through "that desperate transition" that much of the Atlanta of Atlanta goes through. "Robbin' Season is a metaphor".
Atlanta Robbin' Season will premiere Thursday, March 1 at 10/9c on FX.