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Southern Discomfort

Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry on the show’s Season 2: ‘It gets a little dark’

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SUPER DARK TWISTED FANTASY

Krysten Ritter returns as Jessica Jones

THE FX SERIES ATLANTAIS LABELED A COMEDY, but that’s a simplification. The show is actually undefinable—an indelible and engagingly weird universe that seemed to emerge fully formed from the minds of co-creators (and brothers) Donald and Stephen Glover. Its tone— laid-back and dry-witted, with occasional helpings of Lynchian eccentricity (like, for example, an invisible car)—manages to evoke both a physical place and a state of mind. Mostly, though, Atlanta is about black writers and actors telling their story their way.

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