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Donald Glover Shares Inspiration Behind 'Atlanta'

By wochit 21 January 2017

Writer, singer and actor Donald Glover recently revealed the inspiration behind his hit show 'Atlanta.' While chatting with 'Wired' Glover shared that he had in mind two other African American — led TV programs, from the comedians Bernie Mac and Dave Chappelle while coming up with the show, saying, “Those shows were so honest and so true,”. He went on to say, “Bernie Mac had a sister who was a crack addict on the show. It wasn’t funny, but it was real.” Glover also shared why he thought it was important to have an all black writing room for the show adding, "“I knew I wanted people with similar experiences who understood the language and the mindset of the characters and their environment.”