Is Atlanta renewed for a third season on FX?


FX has renewed Donald Glover’s Atlanta for a third season, surprising no one.

FX announced Thursday that it has renewed the acclaimed Atlanta for a third season, following a thoughtful and innovative season two. Season three aims to hit television screens sometime next year, probably starting on production soon after Donald Glover wraps up his Childish Gambino tour.

If you haven’t seen Atlanta, it revolves around Glover’s aspiring music manager Earn, his rapper cousin played by Brian Tyree Henry, and their friends and family as they navigate life in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The off-beat comedy examines issues like gender and race through a humorous and poignant lens, often using unconventional narrative strategies to draw you into the story and drive the point home.

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Season two’s “Teddy Perkins” episode is an excellent example of how Atlanta pushes narrative and stylistic boundaries and why I can’t wait for season three. FX ran the extended episode without commercials, allowing the dramatic tension to build without relief throughout the episode. Glover also gave an incredible and unrecognizable performance as the episode’s title character, who provided an unsettling commentary on the music industry and fame.

Season one earned Glover Emmy Awards for both Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. Season two can likely expect more nominations this year. “We’re grateful to the producers and our extraordinary cast and crew for achieving this level of excellence, and we share the excitement with our audience about the third season knowing they will continue to take us to unexpected and thrilling places,” said co-president of original programming for FX Networks Nick Grad with co-president Eric Schrier.

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Atlanta co-stars Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) and Lakeith Lee Stanfield (Get Out) and is executive produced by Glover, Stephen Glover, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, and Hiro Murai.

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Source: Deadline