Some Good News: FX Has Renewed Donald Glover’s Atlanta for a 4th Season

Atlanta fans everywhere are feeling very good right about now. FX has renewed Donald Glover’s brilliant, offbeat comedy for a 4th season, which is somewhat surprising considering filming hasn’t even begun on season three. FX’s announcement came at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. We already knew that FX had secured a third season for the singular series way back in June of 2018, but now they’ve added a fourth season before production for season three has begun. What’s more, FX has revealed that seasons 3 and 4 will begin filming in the spring of 2020, so it sounds like they’ll be filmed back-to-back. Each season will be eight episodes long.

“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,” said Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment. “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.”

You know who Schrier means by Donald, but the others he’s referring to are executive producers Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle, writer Stephen Glover (and brother of Donald), and director/producer Hiro Murai.

Atlanta has been a major boon to the network, winning awards and acclaim for its creators, many of whom have gone on to stellar careers. Glover, co-stars Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, and LaKeith Stanfield have all become very busy individuals working on a range of fascinating projects. It makes it all the more special that these talents, as well as the series’ other cast members and certainly the crew, have joined forces to make one of TV’s most hard-to-pin-down pleasures.

Where Atlanta‘s heading is anyone’s guess, and only a fool would try to make predictions. It has never been formulaic and won’t start being so now. Expecting the unexpected is one of this rich, intelligent series’ many joys.

For more Atlanta coverage, check out our interview with Brian Tyree Henry, and with the show’s composer Trevor Gates.

Featured image: Donald Glover and Zazie Beetz in ‘Atlanta.’ Courtesy FX



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