We already know that Donald Glover and his FX show Atlanta deserve all the accolades they receive. At this year’s Emmys, Glover made history by winning Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and becoming the first black person to win an Emmy for Best Directing for a Comedy Series. He’s ready to profit off that momentum to get started on Atlanta season 2. According to Atlanta Magazine, film crews have been spotted throughout the city. In addition, a casting website has started calling for very specific extras to appear on the show.
It seems Glover and his crew are still focused on making sure the FX hit comedy show remains as true as possible to the city it is named after. Film crews were spotted in the Mechanicsville neighborhood of Atlanta on Sept. 20 through 22, and the show also reportedly filmed in an office building in East Point and the Southlake Mall.
A casting website has also set out a call for some interesting roles. Some of these include “tan caucasians to portray Floridians,” “trashy white characters,” and a sketchy “caucasian mom” who “is cheering on someone getting beat up.” There are also calls for specific cars, fast food workers, people with “high-end business attire” and a couple of people to play assistants.
All of this news should be exciting for fans of Atlanta, which should, by this point, include everyone interested in television. But Glover has deliberately kept many details about the show’s second season in secret, at least partly because that seems to be how Glover prefers to operate. But it also seems like Glover is interested in maintaining an element of surprise because he has many more tricks up his sleeve.
"I don't want to go into season 2 [with the mindset of], 'Enough people liked it so just keep those people,'" he said in August an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Because then you begin to give your audience a methadone drip of bullshit that keeps them happy as opposed to, 'We did something controversial and more people were interested.'"