PASADENA, California — Donald Glover doesn’t want to sugarcoat anything with his new show, Atlanta.

As a young man trying to break his cousin (Keith Stanfield) into the music business, Glover’s character navigates the world of the Atlanta rap scene — but not exactly seamlessly. Without giving too much away, there are stumbles. Big ones.

But Glover is going for something a little more grounded in the dark side of the day-to-day with his new FX series. The result is, as he puts it, sort of the opposite of what’s achieved by Master of None, the Netflix show from fellow comedy ensemble player-turned-leading man Aziz Ansari. Read more…

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Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ is more ‘pessimistic’ than ‘Master of None’