Hallelujah: FX’s Atlanta season 2 finally has a premiere date

March can’t come fast enough
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Brian Tyree Henry and Donald Glover attend the "Atlanta" New York Screening at The Paley Center for Media

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Fans of Atlanta, Donald Glover’s television ode to the city, have been waiting for more than a year for second season of the Emmy-award winning show. The last new episode of Atlanta aired in November 2016. But today, finally, FX announced the show will return on Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m.—and is subtitled as the “Robbin’ Season.”

According to Variety, Glover said during a Television Critics Association press tour event Friday that the show’s second season was inspired by the “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” episodes of 1990s cartoon Tiny Toon Adventures, which Glover said was a favorite of his as a kid. The episodes were released as a direct-to-video movie in 1992, but also aired on television as four separate chronological episodes. “You enjoy them if they’re together, but you can also enjoy them in little bits,” Glover said of the format. So it seems likely that Atlanta will have a long story arc broken into smaller, stand-alone segments—but less likely that Earn and Paper Boi will take a road trip to HappyWorldLand. (Although, you never know.)

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