“Atlanta” fans, rejoice. Thursday’s episode of Robbin’ Season will be extra long, and you won’t have to deal with those pesky commercial breaks.
Episode 6, titled “Teddy Perkins,” will run for 41 minutes, FX said on Wednesday. It’s also written by Donald Glover, the second episode he’s penned this season since the premiere. Hiro Murai directs the episode, in which Darius is apparently trippin’.
So far this season, we’ve seen Earn (Glover) struggle to be taken seriously as a black man with money and his relationship with Van (Zazie Beetz) crumble. In the last episode, we were taken into — and out of — the barbershop as Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) prepared for a photo shoot.
Last week’s episode writer, Stefani Robinson, told TheWrap that “Barbershop” was meant to take “stereotypical tropes” and run with them.
“I think we were sort of leaning into the trope of Black hairstylists and Black barbers,” she said. “I think we’ve all had very similar experiences of getting our hair done or getting our hair cut, where our barber has either been late or just straight up left the barbershop while you are getting your hair done. Or starts eating.” (Read the rest of her interview over here).
Episode 6 promises to give some airtime to Alfred’s right-hand man Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) with the logline: “Darius is trippin in this one. Y’all know I woulda been left.”
Glover executive produces, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle and Stephen Glover. “Atlanta” is produced by FX Productions.
“Atlanta” airs on FX Thursdays at 10 p.m.