So much hype has been centered around Donald Glover’s new FX series, “Atlanta” set to premiere on September 6th. Donald Glover left hit series “Community” to work on his on project and it seems like it’s the right move.
Donald Glover hired an all black writing team for the show, something that is very rare in Hollywood.
“I wanted to show white people, you don’t know everything about black culture,” he told New York magazine. “I know it’s very easy to feel that way. Like, I get it, you can hear about the Nae Nae the day it comes out. You follow Hood Vines, and you have your one black friend and you think they teach you everything, but that’s not the case,” the actor concluded.
Donald Glover chose Hiro Murai to direct the show, Murai has also directed most of Childish Gambino’s music videos.
“Hiro’d never done narrative before, never done television,” Donald explained. “Everybody kept asking, ‘Are you sure you want to do it with him?’ And I’m really glad, because when I’d ask him, ‘Is this normal for a show?’ he’d be like, ‘I have no idea, I don’t know.’ But that’s how we made something personal. We’d do something and then start giggling and be like, ‘That’s tight, this is dope, I’d like to see that.'”
“Atlanta” premieres on September 6 on FX.