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Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

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Donald Glover
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Donald Glover ...  Earnest 'Earn' Marks / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Brian Tyree Henry ...  Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles 17 episodes, 2016-2018
LaKeith Stanfield ...  Darius 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Zazie Beetz ...  Van 10 episodes, 2016-2018
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Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred are trying to make their way up in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood. Written by Bianca Hart

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlanta: Robbin' Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Hiro Murai, the show's director, is Donald Glover's longtime collaborator. Murai has made multiple music videos and short films with Glover, including "Sober," "Childish Gambino: Telegraph Ave (2014)," "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons (2013)," and "This is America." See more »

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A slice of life and surreal brilliance
18 February 2019 | by jamesbettinsonSee all my reviews

There is a lot about this program that I shouldn't relate to. I don't live in America, I'm not black, I'm gaining a few years on the cast. But through impeccable writing, casting and acting Atlanta draws me in to a world that finds a strange yet utterly compelling way to tell a story. The comedy and tragedy mix as happens in real life. The often brutal reality of being young and black and poor in America fuses seamlessly with more existential themes of growth (personal and professional), family, race, power dynamics, legacy and much more. This work is beautiful in both a comedic and dramatic sense.


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