The legacy continues. Popular TV network FX has officially renewed Donald Glover's epic "Atlanta" series for another season.
According to reports, “Atlanta” fans can now get excited for both a third and fourth season to air in the near future.
“Atlanta” has been renewed for a fourth season at FX before production has begun on the previously announced Season 3. FX made the announcement Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Production on Seasons 3 and 4 is slated to begin in the spring. Both seasons will consist of eight episodes. (Variety)
The FX president has dished on what makes the series an award-winning show.
Created by Glover, Atlanta is executive produced by Glover, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai. The series has won five Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, among others. “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.” (ET Online)
Last summer, FX gave “Atlanta” the green light for a third season.
FX renewed “Atlanta” for a third season in June 2018, one month after Season 2 — a.k.a. “Robbin’ Season” — ended. The network said at that time that the critically acclaimed series would return in 2019 — but no update had been given on production until now. (TheWrap)
Since “Atlanta” blew up, Glover has kept busy starring in huge movies and putting out award-winning music.
Glover has been busy with a Grammy-winning EP, starring in and producing his own short film, Guava Island, voicing Simba in Disney’s remake of The Lion King and portraying a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as his This Is America tour. (The Hollywood Reporter)