“Atlanta” S2 Has “Tiny Toons” Inspiration

Sometimes muses come in the most unusual forms, as is the case with the “Robbin’ Season” second season of FX’s comedy “Atlanta” which is due to air this year.

The show’s co-creator and star Donald Glover drew inspiration from real-life situations and scenarios for the first season, and while that still holds true in the second outing the show also takes inspiration from the structure of a “Tiny Toons Adventures” direct-to-video feature which was made as a feature and then sliced up into four episodes which played like a very serialized story.

Glover tells Variety: “In the writers room, we spent a lot of time talking about How I Spent My Summer Vacation by the Tiny Toons. That was kind of the inspiration.” Executive producer Stephen Glover adds: “If you watched them all together, they were a movie. We kind of took that idea of a whole story, but being told in a bunch of little parts that could be a show.:

Executive producer Paul Simms adds: “This is one of those things that sounds like a TCA joke that someone makes, but for nine months now, I’ve been hearing Donald say, ‘Well, did you ever see ‘Tiny Toons?'”.

“Atlanta Robbin’ Season” is slated to premiere on FX on March 1st. Check out the new season’s teaser trailer below: