'Atlanta' Seasons 3 And 4 Delayed (Again) Due To Pandemic
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'Atlanta' Seasons 3 And 4 Delayed (Again) Due To Pandemic

If you want to see the upcoming seasons of Atlanta, you’ll have to continue to wait.

FX Networks chairman John Landgraf gave an update during a press day for several FX titles, attended by Shadow and Act. Landgraf said Atlanta would not make its anticipated January 2021 premiere. It has been moved to later in the year but a specific date is not yet known. Because of season 3’s delay, season 4 has been shifted as well. Season 4 was originally set for the fall.

“One of the things that has been an unexpected boom from COVID-19 is that writers have had a lot of time to write, so Donald Glover and his intrepid team have written everything for Season 3 and 4. However, the [actors’] availability has been pushed back.” Landgraf hopes to have a concrete answer in the new future for when production may restart.

As hinted at in the season 2 finale, season 3 will take place in Europe. Landgraf confirmed that season 3 is primarily filmed in Europe and the fourth season will primarily shoot in Atlanta. The intent is still to shoot them back-to-back. Season 3 will have 10 episodes and season 4 will have eight.

In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.  Glover portrays Earn Marks, a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. Brian Tyree Henry is Alfred “Al” Miles, aka Paper Boi, is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. Lakeith Stanfield is Darius, Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary and Zazie Beetz is Van, Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter.

Since its debut, the show has catapulted its four stars to massive success, and all four have become established movie stars in their own rights. The first two seasons won five Emmy awards. When the show returns, it will have been off the air for two years.

The series is created by Donald Glover and executive produced by Glover, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions.

More to come. 

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