Atlanta Season 2 Now Has A Release Date And A New Name

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Donald Glover's many projects generally seem to generate a considerable amount of anticipation and fanfare, but few can compare to Atlanta. The must-watch FX series turned into one of the best new shows of 2016, and fans have clamored for Season 2 ever since the debut of its pilot episode. We've heard conflicting rumors about when the show would finally return, but now it looks like we can expect the series to premiere on March 1 and receive a brand new title.

Along with FX's announcement that Atlanta will return on Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET, the network has announced a brand new moniker for the sophomore season. For its second season, Atlanta will be known as Atlanta Robbin' Season. No explanation for the change has been officially given yet, but considering the fact that Stranger Things' second season formally went by that title Stranger Things 2, it seems like a way to emphasize the sequel nature of the new run of episodes.

Changing Atlanta's title to Atlanta Robbin' Season in Season 2 also seems to line up with the generally bizarre nature of the show that fans have come to recognize and love. After all, this is a show in which invisible cars can apparently exist without any proper rationale explaining their existence, so we kind of just have to go with it.

The fact that Atlanta Robbin' Season has been turned around so quickly is actually surprising when we consider the increasing star power of each member of the cast. Donald Glover remains one of the busiest men in Hollywood, as he recently wrapped production on Solo: A Star Wars Story, but the show's ensemble also includes rising stars like Zazie Beetz (who is set to appear as Domino in Deadpool 2 this summer) as well as Lakeith Stanfield (who keeps getting work and delivering great performances in films like Get Out and Death Note). However, amid all of the chaos of it all, they managed to get Atlanta Robbin' Season ready to debut to debut a year and a half after Season 1.

Atlanta Robbin' Season will make its debut on FX on Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET. Beyond the second season of the award-winning series, you can take a look at our midseason premiere guide and listen to the most recent episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast for a direct line into everything that we here at CinemaBlend have to say about the world of streaming TV content.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.