Donald Glover originally planned to play the lead role of Cassius Green, but was unable to do so due to scheduling conflicts with Solo: A Star Wars Story. He recommended his Atlanta co-star LaKeith Stanfield for the role instead.
At one point, Detroit wears a pair of earrings with the phrases BURY THE RAG and DEEP IN YOUR FACE. These are lyrics from "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" by Bob Dylan, which is a protest song about a poor African-American woman murdered by a wealthy white man. ("Bury the rag deep in your face/ Now's the time for your tears".)
The voice of the elevator is played by Rosario Dawson. As seen on The IMDb Show (2017).
Director Michel Gondry is paid tribute in the director's name for the claymation sequence, Michel Dongy. Gondry's influence is clear in the scenes where the garage transforms into the luxury room.
The movie was filmed in Oakland, California during the summer of 2017 concurrently with Blindspotting (2018).