The Best Show On TV: "Atlanta"

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As Donald Glover's Emmy Award-Winning series "Atlanta," quite possibly the best show on TV, finally goes on break after an electrifying second season on FX,  we can't help but wonder what the future holds for the willy bunch of characters created by Glover and his brother Stephen. After all, its focus on Earn Marks (Glover) and his struggles to help his client and cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) become a successful rapper with the pseudonym Paperboy was not only some of the most bizarre and minimalist television we've ever seen, but some of the most profound social commentary as well. Tackling issues such as relationships, fatherhood, family, success, racism, failure, poverty in such freshly new and inventive ways, every time an episode ended it felt like you were seeing the world around you in a new light.

And so, as you know, Glover may be the busiest man in show business today, but he's already talking about the show's third season. After all, "Atlanta" was just renewed last week and has had fans garnerning possible plot scenarios for the third go-round. Although the Glover brothers haven't really started the creative process of writing Season 3, Donald told a panel this past weekend, at an FYC screening in Los Angeles, he will be taking a cue from Kanye for season 3 and that an evolution from darkness to light will happen, in other words a less dark more accessible "Atlanta":

“I align the seasons I think, to me, like Kanye records,” Glover said in North Hollywood “I feel like this is our ‘Graduation.’ This is probably our most accessible but also the realest — an honest version of it — and I feel like the most enjoyable, like the third album. We were all on iMessage together and kind of talking about it, and I think people were really hungry to like beat ourselves, which is great,” said Glover.

The darkly unpredictable nature of the show is something to behold, which makes using the word accessible with the show's title almost an anomaly. The second season was darker, grittier, bolder and surely had, at times, some people scratching their heads. Suffice to say, the show isn't for everyone, and might even rub some mainstream audiences the wrong way in its refusal to adhere to classical narrative structures. That's part of the riotous fun of watching the show. And so, Judging by Donald's words, the next season will be a sort of celebration, as he and brother Stephen want to probably have a larger audience, but still maintain the originality that makes it such a special treat. "We'll be with them every step of the way.