Atlanta star Donald Glover has added some context to his comments comparing his show to The Sopranos.
Speaking to THR, Glover took some time to explain the thought process behind his tweets in November 2020 that said the show’s third and fourth seasons are “some of the best television ever made” and “Sopranos only ones who can touch us.”
“I stand by that, I stand by that 100 percent,” Glover said. “I’m holding my nuts on that. I think that’s more just a testament to The Sopranos — I really loved that show as a kid, I feel like it has a good mix of stuff, but obviously they’re completely different shows. I think I just appreciated that when I was growing up, it just kind of showed me a lot about how to make something scary but real.”
Glover’s co-star Brian Tyree Henry also spoke to THR about the Sopranos comment, saying, after jokingly shouting “Donald!,” that he agrees with the comparison.
“I mean I have to agree,” Henry said. “When you’re in the middle of the thing, you don’t necessarily know how it impacts people because you’re busy living it and you’re busy going through it. So I don’t think I was ever really clear about the impact that Atlanta had, kind of going through it myself, but listening to the fans and listening to the people, we knew we had a responsibility to come and give you more and be more open and to be funnier and to be truer than ever before, and this world has given us no choice.”
Even though Atlanta’s third season recently began, the fourth and final season is set to begin in Fall 2022, and executive producer Hiro Murai gave fans a bit of a tease as to what fans can expect from the last batch of episodes.
“Season four, we’re back in Atlanta again and it was kind of a homecoming season and it was really lovely,” Murai said. “We got to say goodbye properly to the city and the show, I think it’ll feel a little nostalgic too because I don’t think you’ve seen Atlanta during the summer since season one. It’s kind of like the greatest hits season.”
As for season 3, Glover shared that he and the team set out to do “something that somebody else couldn’t do.”
“On the first day we wrote down, ‘Do what others can’t’ on the wall and I wanted it to be something where people turned it on like, ‘Oh, we’re happy you’re back,’ because I know it’s hard to come back,” Glover said. “People have been asking me for a long time like, ‘What’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘I’ve got to do something interesting.’”
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