Could we have the next Denzel Washington? Childish Gambino’s FX series “Atlanta” has already drawn the attention of many fans with just three episodes, which has now led to the series being ordered for another season!
The witty, raw and intense series takes us into the world of hip hop exposing the highs and lows mixed with social commentary of society’s struggles. The show isn’t afraid to touch on issues regarding race, police brutality, and transphobia. Viewers are engaged by satirical humor and an unbiased depiction of the black community in Atlanta. The main character played by Gambino, takes us into the life through his eyes and his cousin, a rapper while dealing with the economic troubles of raising a family and supporting a dream. Relatable to some, this show digs deeper into the social issues faced while living in a black community. The show also takes into the dark side of hip-hop and what it’s really like to be in the streets.
The show received much success debuting with the highest premiere numbers for any basic cable primetime scripted comedy in over three years in the 18-49 demographic. The show pulled in 1.8 million total viewers and 1.2 million telecast viewers. So what can fans of the new show expect from the rest of the season and next? Gambino spoke to Vulture saying:
“With this show, with this music, I’m just trying to make classics. The second season of “Atlanta” will be a classic.”
For now, the Gambino fans will have to wait for more music. Luckily, he’s using his genius to create some dope content for TV. So, we don’t mind the wait.