With Donald Glover’s Atlanta TV series finally arriving on FX in two weeks, he’s going to be making his round of promotions through various late-night shows and media outlets.
Tuesday night, Glover stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show to talk about the show, his upcoming concert in Joshua Tree (where he’ll debut his new album) and a time he got bit by a pitbull — A pit bull, not THE Pitbull — while hiking. You know, routine late-night talk.
“The thesis was ‘I want to make Twin Peaks, but for rappers,'” Glover said about Atlanta.
The show is based around Glover’s character helping put his cousin — a rapper with a buzzing song in the Atlanta streets — on to the mainstream.
He said in a recent interview with Vulture, “I wanted to show white people, you don’t know everything about black culture,” so the show should turn out to be deeply regional. Based on the first episode, the laces to tie that idea together are already there.
Watch Glover talk about PHAROS and the dog above, and he delves into Atlanta below.
Donald was also a good sport, playing one of Fallon’s off-the-wall games — this time, they played Hungry Hungry Humans.