Atlanta is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. It premiered on September 6, 2016, on FX, and has been renewed for a third and fourth season to air in 2021. The series centers on college dropout and music manager Earnest “Earn” Marks (Glover) and rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) as they navigate the Atlanta rap scene. It also stars Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.
Atlanta has received many awards and nominations, including two Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for Glover, and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The other was for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.
Glover’s Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series was the first ever awarded to an African-American, and his work as the series’ writer and executive producer has received praise