Donald Glover on Atlanta’s new season: “It feels like it grew into something else”

Glvover gave fans of the FX show a taste of what to expect in season two during a new interview.

Donald Glover on <i>Atlanta</i>’s new season: “It feels like it grew into something else” Donald Glover holding two Emmys for Atlanta at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. January 8, 2017.   Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

In a cover story for Esquire, Donald Glover discussed the upcoming second season of his FX show Atlanta. The show returns on March 1 after a hiatus, and Glover says Atlanta changed some over time. “It feels like it grew into something else,” Glover said. "It’s a little more short-story-oriented.”

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Glover described his approach to the second season as similar to Q-Tip's when A Tribe Called Quest was working on its second album The Low End Theory. “After their first album, he was like, ‘I’m kicking this sophomore-slump shit in the ass.’ ”

Glover won two Emmys for Atlanta's first season, Best Lead Actor in a Comedy and Best Directing for a Comedy Series. This week, Glover appeared as Lando Calrissian in the teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Read the full Esquire cover story here.

February 07, 2018
Donald Glover on Atlanta’s new season: “It feels like it grew into something else”