"The Big Bang" is the first episode of the first season of Atlanta. It is the first episode of the series overall. It premiered on September 6, 2016. It was written by Donald Glover and directed by Hiro Murai.

Description Edit

Paper Boi? Who the hell is that? I swear everybody want to be a rapper now-a-days smh. Song is bumpin tho.

Synopsis Edit

The episode follows Earn in his daily life as he is living with his on-again/off-again girlfriend Van and their daughter Lottie and working a dead end job with co-worker Swiff, but soon approaches his cousin Alfred about becoming his manager after finding out he's getting a lot of attention as a up and coming rapper known as "Paper Boi", seeing it as a way to better his life and his daughter's life. Though Alfred sees Earn just as a leech since he hasn't talked to him since his mother's funeral, Earn finds a way to get one of his songs on the radio. After that Earn meets up with Alfred and his stoned sidekick Darius in a parking lot, they listen to the song on the radio until a man kicks Alfred's side-view car mirror and that's when a shooting occurs.

Trivia Edit

  • This episode aired as the first half of the one-hour series premiere of Atlanta, followed by "Streets on Lock."