FX’s ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Better Things’ Get Dreamy New Teasers
The majority of early teases for Donald Glover’s FX Atlanta have hit upon the same backwards-walking line, and with a September premiere now firmly etched out, the track is starting to change. Wake up (repeatedly) to a brand-new look at the “Twin Peaks with rappers” series, along with another pillowy glance at Pamela Adlon’s new FX comedy Better Things.
Entertainment Weekly debuted a new trailer for Donald Glover’s dreamlike new series (premiering on September 6), appropriately featuring the Community star waking up, or sleepily coasting through a variety of social situations. On the opposing side, the latest Better Things teaser moves away from Game of Thrones referencing for a more direct measure of Sam (Adlon)’s inner turmoil:
In the meantime, here are synopses for Atlanta:
In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. “Earn Marks” (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. “Alfred Marks” (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. “Darius” (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary. “Vanessa” (Zazie Beetz) is Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter. Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment.
And Better Things:
Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate, who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother, as well. Sometimes, heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in a while. Adlon serves as Executive Producer alongside Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment.
While we wait, check out the first teasers below and stay tuned for the latest on Atlanta and Better Things, hitting this September on FX.