By now, you've likely heard about the new show Atlanta. And even if you watched the two-episode series premiere on FX, you still might be wondering what it's all about. Maybe that's because Atlanta is difficult to pin down as a singular experience. It also might be because you saw the TV promo where the three main characters walk around backward, which I don't completely understand either. But you're definitely going to want to watch it and join the conversation, because you probably didn't expect it to be so indisputably dope.
Atlanta was created by Donald Glover, a Stone Mountain native and NYU graduate. You'll quickly recognize him as rapper Childish Gambino, or as jock-nerd Troy Barnes from NBC's Community. He's a musician, singer, actor, comedian, former 30 Rock writer, and lest we forget, player of a shirtless guy in Magic Mike XXL.
Though this sounds like a great way to spread yourself a little too thin (literally in the case of the chest muscles he flexed in Magic Mike), he's done all these things well enough to gain simultaneous success, national media attention, Grammy award nominations, and peer respect. All this has given him the opportunity to create, co-write, executive-produce, and star in a major TV program named after his hometown -- a big responsibility, by all means. With Atlanta, Glover is about to become a front-and-center face of the city, so people are expecting great things and the stakes are high. Luckily, you're going to love it.