Here’s Why It’s Called Robbin’ Season: New Trailer for Season 2 of Atlanta Drops

Creator-executive producer-director-writer-executive music producer Donald Glover and actors Brian Tyree Henry and Zazie Beetz of the television show Atlanta onstage during the Fox/FX Networks portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena, in California, on Jan. 5, 2018 (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

A little more than two weeks away from Atlanta’s highly anticipated second season, a new trailer for the FX dramedy is sure to whet the appetites of fans starving for “Robbin’ Season.

The Hollywood Reporter also provided some additional context for the new season, which is named for the bump in crime that happens between Christmas and New Year’s Day.


That weeklong span will be the backdrop for the new season. As THR reports, writer Stephen Glover (and brother of the show’s creator and star, Donald Glover) told the Television Critics Association in January, “Our characters are going through insane, desperate transitions, so ‘Robbin’ Season’ is kind of a metaphor for all of our characters.”

The trailer itself doesn’t give much away but gives viewers a brief moment to reconnect with their faves. Lakeith Stanfield, who plays the show’s perennial right-hand man, Darius, also offers this hint of what’s to come:

“Robbin’ season,” Stanfield says as sirens wail in the background. “Everybody gotta eat.”


The new season of Atlanta debuts March 1.

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