The Cultured Podcast

TCP 033 - Directing FX's "Atlanta," With Hiro Murai

March 25, 201820 min
Sweeping award shows and racking up critical acclaim, FX’s Atlanta is a masterpiece in tone. One of the masterminds behind its success is the show’s director and co-executive producer, Hiro Murai. Hiro joins Michelle to break down his role on "Atlanta" and how he came to join forces with the show’s creator Donald Glover. He highlights his career directing music videos and explains how his aesthetic in that genre translates to this narrative series. Hiro and Michelle chat about the uncanny ability "Atlanta" has to both capture the essence of a nuanced city, while simultaneously suspending the audience’s disbelief with surrealist storytelling. Then, Hiro hints at what we can look forward to in the second season.

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