On Tuesday, FX announced that Atlanta has been renewed for a fourth season. This announcement came during the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
Production on seasons 3 and 4 is expected to begin in the spring, with both seasons consisting of eight episodes. Since production is expected to start in the spring, Season 3 will likely be released in late 2019 or early 2020.
The series was created by star Donald Glover and stars Glover along with Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, and Lakeith Stanfield. The series is executive produced by Glover and his brother, Stephen Glover, along with Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, and Hiro Murai.
Season 1 of Atlanta debuted in September of 2016 and was nominated for six Emmy Awards. Out of these six, the show won Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, with both awards going to Glover. Its second season premiered in March of 2018 and won five more Emmys.
Glover has taken on various projects in the past few years, including a star role in the recent Lion King remake. He’s also managed to have a successful music career, releasing multiple albums and singles under the alias Childish Gambino.
Beetz, Henry, and Stanfield have also found many roles since Atlanta’s premiere. Beetz played the superhero Domino in Fox’s Deadpool sequel, Henry had a major role in Barry Jenkins’ recent adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk, and Stanfield starred in Boots Riley’s 2017 directorial debut Sorry to Bother You.