Set in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the most culturally diverse cities in America, this series gives a more light-hearted approach to the African American condition.
Directed by Donald Glover and Hiro Murai, the story focuses on Earn, a Princeton College dropout who tries to make a living for himself in Atlanta’s cultural melting pot. His life changes pace when he takes on the role of manager for his cousin Alfred (aka PaperBoi, an up-and-coming rapper on the verge of fame). Together with Alfred’s friend Darius, the trio embark upon daily adventures.
The power of Atlanta resides in its simplicity, illustrating the daily struggle of the Black American in the southern states, subtlety and humorously touching on the racial situation. Its expert writing and eccentric humour, sometimes bordering on surrealism, make the show a memorable and intellectually stimulating watch. Atlanta asks all the right questions, yet does so gently, leaving you to properly consider different answers along the way.