FX has released a new trailer for Atlanta Season 2, with this run confirmed last month to be called Robbin' Season, debuting Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10 pm ET/PT. Robbin' Season in Atlanta takes place just before Christmas and New Year's Day, where there is a large uptick in crime throughout the city. Donald Glover teased at the TCA Winter Tour last month that he wanted to add the Robbin' Season subtitle as a way of focusing the writers, so they wouldn't be trying to find ways to "top" the critically acclaimed first season, but rather, "make this another season of a show I want to watch."
The trailer begins with Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) cutting a radio station promo, although it gets awkward when the director wants him to pretend like he's at a party and everything is crazy, which doesn't sit too well. We also see footage of Earn Marks (Donald Glover) who is sleeping in a storage locker, while Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) makes a reference to Robbin' Season, stating that, "everyone's gotta eat." The trailer ends with Van (Zazie Beetz) joking to Earn that he's going to get them robbed.
In Atlanta Robbin' Season, 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 Miles (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. Van (Zazie Beetz) is Earn's best friend and the mother of Earn's daughter. Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Stephen Glover. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions.
The first season of Atlanta won two Emmy Awards, including a historic win for Donald Glover, who became the first black director to win in the Directing for a Comedy Series category. Glover beat out Jamie Babbit (Silicon Valley), Mike Judge (Silicon Valley), Morgan Sackett (Veep), David Mandel (Veep) and Dale Stern (Veep) for the directing award, and he also won Best Actor In a Comedy Series, beating out Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Aziz Ansari (Master of None) Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), William H. Macy (Shameless) and Zach Galifianakis (Baskets). The series also won two Golden Globe Awards and AFI, Peabody, PGA, WGA, TCA, NAACP and Critics' Choice Awards.
After the successful first season of Atlanta, FX signed star/creator/director Donald Glover to an overall deal with the network to develop new programs, including a Deadpool animated series that is currently in the works. FX would later sign Atlanta writer-producers Stefani Robinson and Stephen Glover, Donald Glover's brother, to their own overall deals to develop their own shows for the network, while also working on Atlanta. Take a look at the new trailer below, courtesy of FX Networks YouTube.