FX has officially given the green light for Atlanta Season 4, which will no doubt make fans of the comedy drama series happy. However, it may seem odd because the third season hasn’t even come out yet.
Atlanta debuted in 2016 with a 10-episode first season before airing its second season two years later. The series was then renewed for a third season shortly after. But no release date has been announced yet. In fact, production for Season 3 hasn’t even started.
This is partly due to show creator Donald Glover whose career has skyrocketed since. Glover started out with Internet sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy then worked as a writer for NBC’s 30 Rock before co-starring in the network’s other show, Community. Along the way, he also self-released mix tapes and later debuted his first studio album “Camp”.
And now in just the last few years, Glover has been busy working on various projects that include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, “This Is America” concert tour, the scifi film Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King and Amazon Prime’s Guava Island.
It’s clear to see that his packed schedule leaves no room for Atlanta right now, which explains why production for Seasons 3 and 4 is delayed. Instead, filming will pick up in the spring of 2020. Seasons 3 and 4 will have 8 episodes each.
Yet despite the waiting, president of FX Entertainment, Eric Schrier, is confident with the decision to renew the award-winning show for a fourth season.
As Den of Geek reports, Schrier said, “What more can be said about Atlanta than the critical acclaim and accolades that Donald, Paul, Dianne, Stephen and Hiro have earned for two exceptional seasons of what is clearly one of the best shows on television. This group of collaborators and cast have created one of the most original, innovative stories of this generation and we are proud to be their partners.”
Atlanta follows the story of Earn (Glover) managing the career of his rapper cousin Alfred Miles aka Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) while dealing with Alfred’s right-hand man and gun enthusiast, Darius Epps (Lakeith Stanfield), and living with his baby mama Vanessa Keefer aka Van (Zazie Beetz).
Since Atlanta series took off, Glover isn’t the only one reaping the benefits as the rest of the cast members have also found bigger success in the industry.
Stanfield has starred in various films like The Purge: Anarchy and Get Out while Beetz portrayed Domino in Marvel’s Deadpool 2.
Henry on the other hand was in the animated superhero film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the horror movie Child’s Play and also soon to appear in suspense thriller A Quiet Place 2.