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'Atlanta' Finally Has an Official Release Date

FX announced the show's second season will drop this March.

by Drew Schwartz
Jan 5 2018, 9:06pm

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Somehow, between preparing for the Grammys, filming a Star Wars movie, and being a dad, Donald Glover has thankfully found some time to keep working on Atlanta. On Friday, FX announced that the show's second season would officially drop on March 1—nearly a year and half since the first season ended.

The show, which wasn't too big on playing it straight, also donned a snazzy new title for season two—Atlanta Robbin' Season, whatever that means. In a press release, FX didn't offer too much new information on what we can expect from the follow-up to the critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning show, but we know that it's going to feature a "sketchy mom" and some "white trash types" in there somewhere.

We've known for a while that Atlanta would have a 2018 return date, but the official news makes good on cast member Lakeith Stanfield's prediction that the show would be back early in the year. The March release date is also great news for those of us patiently awaiting the return of some of our favorite shows in 2019.

The second season will likely bring us back to the title city, where a young rapper named Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) and his cousin and manager Earn (Donald Glover) have been navigating the local hip-hop scene. Last we left Earn, he was sleeping in some new digs after earning a little bit of cash, and Paper Boi had just been asked on tour. We'll have to wait until March to find out whether or not that's where the casting call's "VERY TAN" Floridians factor in.

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