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Atlanta is a critically acclaimed television show that continues to showcase the talent of Donald Glover. Still, one of the key components to the success of a TV show or a film is the quality of the script provided by the writers involved. Stefani Robinson is part of the writer’s room for Atlanta and she received an Emmy nomination for the Season 2 episode ‘Barbershop’. In an interview with Collider, Stefani Robinson spoke about the Atlanta writer’s room.
This is what Stefani Robinson had to say on defining Atlanta as a show in the writer’s room:
“Yeah. For the first season of the show, on top of it being my first writers’ room, for me, it was all new and confusing and bright and shiny. But then, on top of that, you’re under the direction of Donald Glover, and the entire time, he’s saying things like, ‘I want this show to be different,’ and he’s articulating how he wants things done.”
“I don’t even think he could correctly articulate what he wanted the show to be either, which I thought was both daunting and exciting. It was like, ‘Okay, what are we doing? Is this funny?’ It’s not jokes all the time, but there are some things about the show that are really funny to us and may not be funny to other people. And then, it just devolved into something very personal.”
“At times, I feel like the show is just a series of inside jokes, at this point, which actually probably is the best way to describe the show. The seasons of Atlanta are probably just a television version of our group text threads.”
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