The Impact Atlanta stars Atlanta’s hottest influencers. The documentary, which stars Jayda Cheaves, Ari Fletcher, Quality Control, and Motown Records artists Lakeyah, Dess Dior, and Dionte “Tae” Gray, premieres Wednesday (October 5) on his BET+. His eight-episode series by Quality Control Music’s production imprint eOne and Quality Films spotlights entrepreneurship and recording his artist.
It’s hard to remember now, but it’s way back in 2016 when Donald Glover’s one-of-a-kind series first aired on FX, before the release of Jordan Peele’s Get Out and The Era of President Trump. and people thought they had it covered.
In a TV show named after a city famous for its musical heritage, Atlanta (Disney+) tells the story of an aspiring rapper named Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) and his aimless cousin Arne (Glover). It looked like a black version of the country music soap of Nashville. Or is it a quirky sitcom about hip-hop and his soap opera Empire, or is it for boys, like Lena Dunham’s girls? Instead, Atlanta eschews expectations, rejects episodic television norms, and stays far from its titular home without crossing state lines.
It’s been four years since the Season 2 finale aired, and it’s been a long time even by post-pandemic standards.