Donald Glover on How 'Atlanta' Season 2 Is Like 'Tiny Toon Adventures'

Atlanta 2017 Emmys

"You laugh, but..." Glover and the panel joked onstage during the show's panel at the Television Critics' Association's winter press tour Friday.

Atlanta has been confirmed to return for a second season this March.

The Emmy-winning co-creator and star revealed that he was largely inspired by the 1992 direct-to-video animated film, Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, which followed the younger versions of the iconic Looney Tunes characters during their summer vacation from school.

As for the new title, Robbin' Season refers to a time in the city near Christmas when people are flush with gifts and money or on the prowl for them, said Glover's brother, Stephen, an executive producer. The two cousins Earn and Alfred, played by Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry, will continue navigating the Atlanta music scene to get ahead and help their families, Variety reports. "You might get your package stolen from the front porch", he explained, adding that his neighbor got her auto stolen out of the driveway when they were shooting the second season. It's a very intense and desperate time.

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The writers chose to make that the backdrop to the new season as it fit well with the characters' journeys. But in recent weeks, he's been finally filming the second season of the show with ten more episodes planned. "Are you going to eat or be eaten?" said Donald Glover about the series' motif on upward mobility. "We didn't look back and think, 'What are the things that will make people happy?' We really just tried to beat ourselves and always just kept trying to do something that was different from the first season".

"It's basically a bunch of crime", Stephen Glover said. "There's a sudden influx of money for the first time in the year, and people are trying to get it".

The second season of the Donald Glover-starring comedy, dubbed Atlanta Robbin' Season, will bow Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET.

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