Preview: Donald Glover’s Magic Jungle in FX’s Atlanta

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Sept. 6
Airs: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT
Who’s In It? Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Keith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz, Chris Greene
What’s It All About? “I just always wanted to make Twin Peaks with rappers,” says Glover (Community), the mind behind this wryly funny, often serious, sometimes surreal comedy. Glover plays Earn, a smart but aimless young man who sees an opportunity when his cousin’s (Henry) music career appears to be taking off. Filmed in Atlanta, the locations give the series a sense of heightened reality. “It kind of felt like a magic jungle, which was kind of the point I wanted to make,” Glover says. The jungle’s funniest denizen is Darius (Stanfield), who is on his own wavelength. “If you could use a rat as a phone, man, that’d be genius,” Darius ponders in the pilot. “It’s like five rats for every one person in New York alone. Everybody would have an affordable phone. Yeah, man. It would be messy, but worth it.” Trust us, Atlanta is definitely worth it.

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