FX chairman John Landgraf gave an update on Atlanta during the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday.
He said that seasons 3 and 4 of the show will air in 2021. Season 3 will air in the spring and season 4 is set for the fall. Landgraf called the new seasons “Part 1 and 2” of a new chapter in the series’ life. Season 3 will have 10 episodes and season 4 will have 8.
He said the episodes will be shot in sequence, taking place in the city of Atlanta with many scenes “shooting outside of the U.S.” as well. Both seasons are set to begin production in Spring 2020. “As long as Donald [Glover] wants to make more Atlanta, I’m down for that. But it’s his choice,” he added.
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, 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 his daughter.
Since its debut, the show has catapulted its four stars to massive success, with all four becoming 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.
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