BBC Two to air Atlanta Season 1
James R | On 09, May 2018
Atlanta is heading to BBC Two this weekend, with Season 1 of Donald Glover’s show finally hitting Freeview.
The series, which is created by and written by Glover, follows two cousins as they work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Glover stars alongside Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz. Glover also directs, alongside Janicza Bravo (Netflix’s Love) and regular Childish Gambino collaborator Hiro Murai. He exec produces the programme too, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Stephen Glover.
Funny, important and unique, the result has been highly acclaimed among audiences and critics, winning two Emmy awards and two Golden Globes.
“Atlanta mixes serious focus with random, highly silly and very funny ideas,” we wrote in our review of Season 1. “Gorgeously shot, with great music drops throughout, the show could be Louie-like, or Master Of None-esque, yet feels entirely its own, unique thing, where Glover’s starring role doesn’t mean it’s all about him. That plenty of characters get great laugh lines, nice emotional beats, and an episode to explore their worldview means Atlanta grows as the season chugs along, and has possibility for further expansion over the years.”
Indeed, FX renewed the show for a second season within weeks of Season 1’s premiere. Season 2: Robbin’ Season will premiere at 10pm on Sunday 17th June on FOX UK, which was the exclusive first-run home of the first season. FOX UK is available on Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk TV. Don’t have pay-TV? You will also be able to stream it on NOW for £7.99 a month, with no contract and a 7-day free trial.
While UK fans count down to that eventual debut, though, newcomers can catch up for free from this weekend, with BBC Two snapping up the second-run rights to the programme. That will premiere at 10pm on Sunday 13th May, with episodes airing weekly and available to catch up with on BBC iPlayer. Watch a trailer for the series here – or hit the button below to get ready to watch Season 2: