Earn (Donald Glover) has dropped out of Princeton, his perspectives for the future are sombre and his surroundings have had enough of him. Despair makes him force himself on his cousin Alfred, aka Paper Boi. Continuously navigating different worlds, including the black and white communities in Atlanta, provides surrealistic and absurdist scenes clearly showing the differences between these worlds.
Glover has made a mercilessly honest series that is uneasily realistic. He was also insistent that it shouldn’t just be a question of looking at black people, but that he was “trying to make people feel black”. Innovative in many regards, from the approach to subjects such as identity politics to the film and narrative style, debutant director Glover and music video maker Hiro Murai often wondered if what they were doing was common. It wasn’t. Fortunately for us.
With episodes directed by Hiro Murai, Donald Glover en Janicza Bravo. Winner Golden Globes 2017 (Best TV Comedy, Best Actor). Atlanta is also aired by television channel FOX.