On Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30PM at the Paley Center for Media in NYC, there was a screening and panel for the upcoming series called Atlanta. 

The show is scheduled to air on the FX Channel in September 2016.  It is created by and starring Donald Glover.  Glover plays the part of “Childish Gambino.  The rest of the cast consists of co-stars Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.

 Shot in Atlanta, “ATLANTA” chronicles the lives of two cousins who must work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Check out the official trailer.

The program consisted of a premiere of the first two episodes of the series introducing the main characters and their storylines.  The show is a mix of drama and comedy and it successfully deals with the lives of being a young person in society these days

After the screening, there was a Q & A for the press and industry professionals to discuss the series in further detail. Cast members Brian Tyree Henry, Donald Glover and Zazie Beetz were on hand to talk about the process and their characters with the audience. During the screening, the viewers were engaged.  They laughed and reacted to some of the scenes which is a good thing. 

The good news for FX and this new series is that Donald Glover truly may have found a breakout hit for this coming season.  Keep an eye out for Atlanta on the FX Channel

 

Published by Judith Davis