FX unveiled the first trailer for Atlanta (whose full new title is now Atlanta Robbin’ Season) during Sunday night’s (Jan. 7) broadcast of the Golden Globes. The clip is a single panning shot featuring star/creator Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz’s characters in various settings, lit ominously like a chiaroscuro painting.
The trailer, guided by the ethereal sounds of Sonder’s “Too Fast”, breaks into three scenes with one seamless dollying shot. Featuring the leads of the show, the first scene depicts Glover and Zazie Beetz sitting across from Henry and Stanfield at what seems to be a diner, as Glover and Stanfield are locked in conversation. As the camera continues to pan, we are opened up to a dimly lit strip club scene; with dancers in the background, hips swaying. Glover, Stanfield, and Henry sit on a club couch, with the latter nonchalantly throwing money in the air. The final shot sees the trio in the front yard of a house, with Stanfield mowing the lawn as Glover and Henry sit perched on top of the hood of an old-looking sedan; an alligator crawls just in front of them at the foot of the car.
FX announced on Friday (Jan. 5) that the show will return on March 1. Glover recently shared that the second season was inspired by the 1992 film Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.
Watch the trailer below.