Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.


Donald Glover
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Series cast summary:
Donald Glover ...  Earnest 'Earn' Marks / ... 19 episodes, 2016-2021
Brian Tyree Henry ...  Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles 18 episodes, 2016-2021
LaKeith Stanfield ...  Darius 16 episodes, 2016-2021
Zazie Beetz ...  Van 11 episodes, 2016-2021


Atlanta is one of the top cities for young rappers looking to make a name for themselves in the business. Among those up-and-comers is Alfred Miles, a hot new artist who is trying to understand the line between real life and street life. He is managed by his cousin, Earn, who gets caught up in the local rap scene and his cousin's career after returning home to the ATL. Earn does whatever he can to try to get Alfred's career to the next level. Darius, the rapper's right-hand man and visionary, is also in Alfred's entourage. When Earn isn't busy managing his cousin's career, he spends much of his time with best friend Vanessa, who is also the mother of his daughter. Written by Jwelch5742

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As of 2020, the show has 21 episodes but no cast member appears in every single one of them. Donald Glover (Earn) appears in the most episodes (18/21) See more »

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Very promising, great acting.
7 September 2016 | by TheUglyCasanovaSee all my reviews

As a long time fan of Glover from Community, his stand up comedy, and even to his rapping (Childish Gambino), I was of course excited to see this show.

As a pale white guy from Ohio, I still found the show to be very enjoyable and with the way they did the first episode, it has a monumental chance to be successful. Darius cracks me up with how he thinks, he's exactly the type of quirky person you need in this type of show (assuming I know how it's going to continue), but he is basically the Daryl of Walking Dead. Everyone will love him and if he ever dies the show may go downhill without him.

Since I've been a fan of Donald since Community I may be a tiny bit biased, but he yet again seems to be a superb actor and I already felt connected to him and wanting him to 'win'.

It's no surprise Donald will turn this into an amazing series because he is a great actor and writer.

Just please don't kill Darius. How will we ever have rat phones if he dies?

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Release Date:

6 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlanta: Robbin' Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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