Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Hattie Nash

Why 'Atlanta' Season 2 Is Called 'Robbin Season'

Why 'Atlanta' Season 2 Is Called 'Robbin Season'

"Glover explained that when he was given the opportunity to make a show for FX, "we had 30 minutes to do whatever we want"; it wasn't about upsetting sitcom formulas or tropes".

""Robbin" Season' is a metaphor for all our characters".

Glover added, "That was our favorite as kids".

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Glover's younger brother and fellow writer and executive producer Stephen Glover was a little more forthcoming about Season 2 specifics, particularly why it's called "Robbin Season".

"Even the title Robbin' Season is sort of setting up the audience to approach the show differently, and it's putting a different frame around the show", said director Hiro Murai.

"Tiny Toons How I Spent My Summer Vacation was broken up into eight or nine episodes but when watched together, they played like a movie. You might get your package stolen from the front porch", he explained, adding that his neighbor got her vehicle stolen out of the driveway when they were shooting the second season. Earn (Donald Glover) continues to work the city's music scene, trying to get cousin Paper Boi's (Brian Tyree Henry) off the ground. It's a very intense and desperate time. "So we kind of made that the backdrop to the season and our characters are kind of going through that same desperate kind of transition".

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Another big influence on the second season of Atlanta? It's just a time that robberies go up - all kinds.

"We didn't really look back at Season 1 for inspiration much", Glover told the Television Critics Association Friday.

The former returns Thursday, March 1 and has a new title: "Atlanta Robbin' Season". "That information, that social mobility, the reason why it's like that, is there is no information being passed down", Donald Glover said. "You enjoy them more when they're together, but you can also enjoy them in bits", Donald said.

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Noberto Barba directed the pilot and is executive producer, with Kurt Sutter.

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