Created by multi-hyphenate talent Donald Glover, Atlanta has become one of the most captivating TV series of our time. Set in the iconic Southern city, Atlanta follows Earn (Glover), a young father aimlessly trying to find direction in his life. When his cousin Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) begins to find acclaim as a rapper, Earn takes charge of his career while juggling his personal responsibilities and finding his footing in the industry.
The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series also stars Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz. The dramedy has had quite an interesting run. It first premiered in 2016, with the second season dropping in 2018.
The FX series’ third season is not due to debut until 2021, with the cast filming Season 3 and Season 4 back to back. “One of the things that’s been kind of an unexpected boon from COVID-19 was that writers have had a lot of time to write,” FX president John Landgraf told TV Guide. “Donald Glover and his intrepid team of partners have written everything for Season 3 and 4. seasons the intent to shoot them all at one time, essentially back to back.”
Season 3 will be filmed mostly in Europe. Season 2 ended with Earn, Paper Boi, and Darius (Stanfield) boarding a flight for an International tour. Production was started on the series before it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since we have more than a year before Season 3 drops, there is more than enough time to catch up on the acclaimed series.
Unfortunately, Netflix users won’t find the series streaming on the platform. However, if you have Hulu (or at least someone’s password), both seasons are currently streaming there via FX on Hulu. Feel free to get a refresher or to dive into Atlanta for the very first time.
Hopefully, we won’t have to wait this long between the third and fourth seasons.