It’s finally here! Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, has just released the first trailer for his new FX series Atlanta. We couldn’t be more excited!
The show focuses on Donald as Earnest “Earn” Marks, who returns to his hometown of Atlanta after his rapping career fails to take off. Once he returns, he soon learns that his cousin has taken off as the rapper Paperboy and he tries to get in on the act before it’s too late.
During the show’s TCA summer press tour, Donald opened up about the hotly anticipated show:
“The thesis with the show was kind of to show people how it felt to be black. What was important to me was that this show was personal and had a specific take, because that’s all you can really ask for from a show nowadays, is having a specific point of view on something.”
The show comes at a particularly pertinent time in TV when #OscarsSoWhite and the #BlackLivesMatter movements are at full steam ahead.
We first fell in love with Donald as Troy in Community. We’ve missed him so much and are so glad he’s returning to the small screen! Donald is also known by his rapping name Childish Gambino.
Atlanta premieres September 6.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.