Last Friday marked the return of the vastly popular Netflix series Top Boy, and now, just a week later, another series is making its much-anticipated return with Donald Glover’s (Aka. Childish Gambino) series Atlanta returning to screens on March 24.
The series, which stars the multi-talented actor, writer, rapper, and singer Donald Glover, Joker actor Zazie Beetz, The Harder They Fall actor Lakeith Stanfield, and Brian Tyree Henry of Widows and A Quiet Place: Part II fame, first landed on screens in September of 2016 to a hearty reception, receiving critical acclaim and a number of awards, including two Golden Globe awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series or Musical, as well as two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Glover’s Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series – the first awarded to an African-American.
Atlanta has often been commended for its sagacious handling of rapier-like themes, balancing satiric humour and real issues to provide a mordant critique of America’s political climate while examining the Black experience. The popular series, which currently sits on an impressive 8.6/10 on IMDB, will be available for UK residents to stream on the Disney Plus streaming service shortly after it has premiered in the US, although as of this writing there is no confirmed date for when this will be.
With the release of DC’s The Batman, the second season of Top Boy, Atlanta this week, and Marvel’s new series Moon Knight next week, it seems fair to say that by its conclusion March will certainly be a month to remember.
Written by: Liam Spencer