Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
With just two weeks until the second season of FX's "Atlanta" - now dubbed "Atlanta Robbin' Season," FX has released a 60-second trailer.
It shows Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) tepidly doing promos for a radio station, Earn (Donald Glover) sleeping on a couch in a storage unit and Darius (Lekeith Stanfield) observing, "Robbin' season. Everybody gotta eat."
What is "robbin' season"?
"'Robbin' season' for most people who don't know is a time in Atlanta before Christmas time and New Years where a bunch of crime happens in that time because people have to get Christmas gifts and people need money so it's a time when robberies go up all the time," Stephen Glover said during the "Atlanta" panel at the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association. "You might get your package stolen off your front porch. When we were there shooting my neighbor got her car stolen off her driveway. It’s a very tense and desperate time so we wanted to make that a backdrop to our season and our characters are going through that same type of transition their whole lives to where they’re headed now. 'Robbin' Season' is kind of like a metaphor for all of our characters
Season one, which aired in 2016, was a huge critical success, blending gritty realism with surreal interludes. Given Glover's packed schedule, he didn't get around to production until this past fall for a March 1, 2018 debut. The season is set to air 11 episodes.