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Promotional poster featuring the main cast: (left to right) Earnest 'Earn' Marks, Darius, and Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles.

Season 1 of Atlanta premiered on September 6, 2016 and ran for 10 episodes until November 1, 2016.

FX announced that development on Atlanta had begun in August 2013,[1] and a year later, the network ordered the pilot to the series,[2] which Donald Glover wrote and Hiro Murai directed. Production on the pilot began in July 2015, and filming took place on-location in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] The show was officially picked by the network in October 2015.[4]

The second season, titled Robbin' Season, premiered on March 1, 2018.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Recurring Edit

Production crew Edit

Producers Edit

  • Donald Glover – Creator/Executive producer/Writer/Director/Executive music producer
  • Paul Simms – Executive producer
  • Dianne McGunigle – Executive producer

Directors Edit

Writers Edit

Episodes Edit

# Image Title Airdate Viewers
1 101 The Big Bang "The Big Bang" September 6, 2016 1.08
Paper Boi? Who the hell is that? I swear everybody want to be a rapper now-a-days smh. Song is bumpin tho.
2 102 Streets on Lock "Streets on Lock" September 6, 2016 0.95
See every rapper think he a thug, well you do the crime, you do the time. Dont drop the soap haha. Free my uncle Jay!
3 103 Go for Broke "Go for Broke" September 13, 2016 1.07
This man Earn broke as hell. How you gone go out on a date with no money? Umm mhmm these Atlanta dudes trifling. But Ok, Paper Boi might really be about that life tho.
4 104 The Streisand Effect "The Streisand Effect" September 20, 2016 0.92
Paper Boi is tripping about this blog stuff but it's just Twitter bruh. It's just entertainment. Somebody needs to get Earn some money. Skreetmoney Worldwide man.
5 105 Nobody Beats the Biebs "Nobody Beats the Biebs" September 27, 2016 0.86
Ayyye, okay! We got celebs in the building balling for the kids. I love me some Justin Bieber. Man, Paper Boi stay hating tho haha.
6 106 Value "Value" October 4, 2016 0.83
I love my bestie for real but I can't stand her neither. Van just jealous cause her girl out here jet settin and poppin. Ok girl get yours.
7 107 B.A.N. "B.A.N." October 11, 2016 0.77
Montague; Special guest Paper Boi and Dr. Deborah Holt.
8 108 The Club "The Club" October 18, 2016 0.95
Baller Alert! NFL players, not to mention Jeff Miles and the bottle boys at Primal tonight. Paper Boi gonna be in this thang too. Liiiiiiiittttttttt. I got pre sale bands.
9 109 Juneteenth "Juneteenth" October 25, 2016 0.65
Why my Auntie trying to make me go to one of these bougie Junteenth parties again? I don't like them sadity people and I'm gonna miss my shows. Le sigh.
10 110 The Jacket "The Jacket" November 1, 2016 0.79
Yo last night was 10 crazy. I bout lost my mind, Quita lost her phone, and this fool Earn lost his jacket smh. Who cares tho (laugh-crying emoji).

Reception and accolades Edit

The first season received critical acclaim, scoring 90 out of 100 on Metacritic. Season one garned a total of 15 award nominations and won 8, including two Golden Globes and a Critics' Choice Award.

References Edit

  1. Andreeva, Nellie. (August 6, 2013) "Donald Glover To Create And Star In Music-Themed FX Comedy Series Project". Deadline. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  2. Andreeva, Nellie. (December 12, 2014) "Donald Glover Comedy Pilot ‘Atlanta’ Ordered By FX". Deadline. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  3. FX press release (July 2, 2015) "Donald Glover Pilot "Atlanta" Casts Its Leads as Production Gets Underway". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  4. FX press release (October 15, 2015) ""Atlanta" Ordered to Series on FX - Comedy Created by and Starring Donald Glover Picked Up for 10-Episode First Season". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 10, 2017.

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