We were all ecstatic when we received word that Donald Glover’s award-winning FX series Atlanta would be returning for a second season, though we all hit a collective side-eye when we heard we’d have to wait until 2018, reportedly due to Glover’s production schedule for other projects. However, the TV gods have smiled upon us, and not only is the wait almost over, we were gifted with a promo for the upcoming season, which premiered during the 2018 Golden Globes Awards telecast. Though the 60-second clip gives few clues as to what we can expect from Earn (Glover), Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz), we can be certain that there will be plenty of shenanigans as they continue on their journey toward their come-up.
The dimly lit trailer is a continuous stream of vignettes set to R&B trio Sonder’s sullen track “Too Fast,” showcasing the characters in a club, a diner, a driveway and walking down the street. In one frame, we see Earn and Paper Boi perched on top of a car, while Darius mows the lawn. We aren’t quite sure why there’s an alligator in the scene, but perhaps it symbolizes some sort of impending danger our boys have gotten themselves in. The much-anticipated second season of the breakout hit has been dubbed “Robbin Season,” which also gives us an idea as to what they might be up to. The term refers to the time just prior to the holiday season when the number of reported burglaries tend to increase in Atlanta and most other cities. According the Stephen Glover, who serves as the series’ writer and executive producer along with his brother Donald, Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle, “It’s a very tense and desperate time. Our characters are in a desperate transition from their old lives to where they’re headed now. And robbin’ season is a metaphor to where we are now.”
Check out the trailer for the second season of Atlanta below, and be sure to tune into FX on March 1st at 10 p.m. for the premiere. In the meantime, keep an eye out for Donald and his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino, as he is set to star in the upcoming addition to the Star Wars franchise Solo: A Star Wars Story, a live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King as well as a performance at the 2018 GRAMMY awards on January 28th, amid five nominations for his album Awaken! My Love.