Donald Glover’s new FX show Atlanta centers on two cousins trying to make it in Atlanta’s rap scene. To direct it, Glover tapped Hiro Murai, who has directed a lot of his Childish Gambino music videos, despite Murai’s lack of television experience.
“Hiro’d never done narrative before, never done television,” Glover tells Vulture. “Everybody kept asking, ‘Are you sure you want to do it with him?’ And I’m really glad, because when I’d ask him, ‘Is this normal for a show?’ he’d be like, ‘I have no idea, I don’t know.’ But that’s how we made something personal. We’d do something and then start giggling and be like, ‘That’s tight, this is dope, I’d like to see that.’”
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