Season one of Atlanta began on September 6, 2016 and ended on November 10 of that year. The season consisted of ten, half-hour episodes, and FX broadcast them on Tuesdays at 10:00pm in the United States.
FX announced that development on Atlanta had begun in August 2013, and a year later, the network ordered the pilot to the series. Production on the pilot began in July 2015, and it was directed by Hiro Murai on location in Atlanta, Georgia. The first season was officially picked by the network in October 2015.
- Donald Glover as Earnest 'Earn' Marks
- Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
- Lakeith Stanfield as Darius
- Zazie Beetz as Van
- Harold House Moore as Swiff
- Griffin Freeman as Dave
- Emmett Hunter as Ahmad White
- Cranston Johnson as Deshawn
- Myra Lucretia Taylor as Mrs. Marks
- Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Raleigh Marks
Production crew Edit
- Donald Glover – Creator/Executive producer/Writer/Director/Executive music producer
- Paul Simms – Executive producer
- Dianne McGunigle – Executive producer
- Donald Glover – 3.5 episodes
- Stephen Glover – 4 episodes
- Stefani Robinson – 1.5 episodes
- Jamal Olori – 1 episode
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original Air Date|
|"The Big Bang"||Hiro Murai||Donald Glover||September 6, 2016|
|Broke and low on options, Earn seeks to enter the music industry, even by offering to be a manager for his rapper cousin, Paper Boi.|
|"Streets on Lock"||Hiro Murai||Stephen Glover||September 6, 2016|
|Earn awaits bail after the boys get arrested for their shooting incident.|
|"Go for Broke"||Hiro Murai||Stephen Glover||September 13, 2016|
|Earn takes Van on a date, still broke. Paper Boi and Darius meet up with a group of thugs for a deal.|
|"The Streisand Effect"||Hiro Murai||Donald Glover||September 20, 2016|
|When a blogger begins trashing Paper Boi online, he decides to hunt down the blogger. Darius helps Earn look for a way to make big money fast.|
|"Nobody Beats the Biebs"||Hiro Murai||Stephen Glover||September 27, 2016|
|Paper Boi attends a celebrity event for the youth and is outwitted by a more famous hip hop artist. Earn faces a case of mistaken identity. Darius runs into trouble at the shooting range.|
|"Value"||Donald Glover||Donald Glover & Stefani Robinson||October 4, 2016|
|When Van meets up with an old friend, things don't go well for her. A sticky situation puts her job on the line.|
|"B.A.N."||Donald Glover||Donald Glover||October 11, 2016|
|"The Club"||Hiro Murai||Jamal Olori||October 18, 2016|
|"Juneteenth"||Janicza Bravo||Stefani Robinson||October 25, 2016|
|"The Jacket"||Hiro Murai||Stephen Glover||November 1, 2016|
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.
- ↑ Andreeva, Nellie. (August 6, 2013) "Donald Glover To Create And Star In Music-Themed FX Comedy Series Project". Deadline. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
- ↑ Andreeva, Nellie. (December 12, 2014) "Donald Glover Comedy Pilot ‘Atlanta’ Ordered By FX". Deadline. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- ↑ FX press release (July 2, 2015) "Donald Glover Pilot "Atlanta" Casts Its Leads as Production Gets Underway". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Andreeva, Nellie. (January 12, 2017) "‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Delayed Until 2018: TCA". Deadline. Retrieved March 2, 2017.