Donald Glover Drew 'Atlanta' Season 2 Inspiration From 'Tiny Toons'

Jan 06, 2018, 02:06
Donald Glover Drew 'Atlanta' Season 2 Inspiration From 'Tiny Toons'

The first season of Atlanta was critically acclaimed upon its debut in September 2016, with creator Donald Glover picking up two Emmy awards for his work on the show past year.

Atlanta has been confirmed to return for a second season this March. Stephen Glover, Donald's brother and a writer on the show, shed some light on the new title. "Basically a bunch of crime happens in the city during that time", Stephen said. "You might get your package stolen off your front porch". It's a very tense and desperate time so we wanted to make that a backdrop to our season and our characters are going through that same type of transition their whole lives to where they're headed now.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour Friday, creator and star Donald Glover said that he took inspiration from season two of FX's Emmy-winning half-hour series from "Tiny Toon Adventures", the '90s children's animated program about kid versions of Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes characters. Soon after, Glover began developing Atlanta and finished up his Grammy-nominated second studio album, Because the Internet, under the stage name Childish Gambino.

The show, which also won two Golden Globes, an NAACP Image Award, and a Peabody, among others, follows the life of two cousins, played by Glover and Brian Tyree Henry, who are trying to succeed in the Atlanta music scene. It's just a time that robberies go up - all kinds.

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First of all, Atlanta Season 2 releases March 1, and that's so close that I might have an anxiety attack.

"Summer Vacation Tiny Toons episodes were broken up into a bunch of episodes, like eight or nine, but if you watched them all together, it was a movie", he explained. "And yeah, that was the inspiration for Season 2", Glover said. We really tried to just devolve what television was. "You enjoy them more when they're together, but you can also enjoy them in bits", Donald said.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.