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FX comedy ‘Atlanta’ hopes to shed light on black culture

Fx’s new comedy series ‘Atlanta’ is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 6th. The show follows down on his luck Earnest Marks who tries to restart his life using his cousin’s budding rap career. Earn is played by Donald Glover (aka musician Childish Gambino) who also created and produced the show. 

According to an interview in Complex, Glover “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.” 

People of color in ‘Atlanta’ will be well-represented not only in front of the camera, but also behind. The show brags an all black writers’ room and features Tokyo-born filmmaker, Hiro Murai, as director. 

Viewers who are a fan of Glover’s work can expect his sense of humor being a bit toned down compared to his energetic stand-up material,  but maintaining that relevant and outrageous quality that earned him so much respect in the comedy world. The rapper will also, of course, have a large say in the show’s soundtrack, so we can also expect some quality music.

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