Watch a Hilarious Teaser of Childish Gambino’s ‘Atlanta’ Show
Childish Gambino has been readying his FX series Atlanta since last fall and the television network has began the rollout process with a genius promo following last night's (April 5) final episode of the smash miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
After the gripping end of the series that showed Simpson being found not guilty of a double homicide, a commercial showing three stoned young men immediately aired. As the camera panned out, Gambino is seen sitting on the couch briefly explaining to his boy that the O.J. story was not fiction before the title Atlanta flashed across the screen. The comic relief was welcome after an intense 90-minute episode and gave a sneak peak at the characters in the upcoming series.
Atlanta will focus on Earnest "Earn" Marks (Gambino) who returns to Atlanta after failing to make a career out of his artistic aspirations. Once he returns, Marks discovers that his cousin, Paperboy, has become ATL's new big act. Gambino spoke with Deadline as to why he decided to get involved with a show centered in Atlanta.
“I know it’s going to be very easy for people to say ‘It’s a black Mecca,’ and it is, but I just think that it’s the most American place,” he said. “Everybody there is like ‘Yo, I got a verse.' Everybody is trying to make something from nothing. I believe everybody has a situation, and I wanted to show real people in real situations… I wanted to make it a regional thing.”
The series is set to premiere a 10-episode run this year. Check out the promo above and additional footage below.
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