Donald Glover's new comedy show titled Atlanta premieres on 6 September at 10pm ET/PT on the FX network. The one-hour premiere episode is titled The Big Bang and Streets On Lock wherein fans will be introduced to two cousins, Earn and Alfred Marks working in the city's rap music industry.
In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin's career off the ground. Alfred Marks (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. Darius (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred's right-hand man and visionary. Vanessa (Zazie Beetz) is Earn's best friend and the mother of Earn's daughter.
Further, Glover will serve as executive producer along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment. The Community actor previously spoke to Vulture about Atlanta's theme and misconception of knowing everything about black people through "your one black friend".
The Community actor said, "I wanted to show white people, you don't know everything about black culture. I know it's very easy to feel that way. Like, I get it, you can hear about the Nae Nae the day it comes out. You follow Hood Vines, and you have your one black friend and you think they teach you everything, I get it that Deshaun said that black people love ... n***a, I hate Deshaun."