Media outlets are reporting that FX have renewed renewed drama series Atlanta for a fourth season, with production and filming for Season 3 and 4 set to commence back to back next spring.
Atlanta centres on two cousins who work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and their families’ lives.
The announcement was made at the Critics Television Association summer press tour by Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment, saying:
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. 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.
By the time production starts for Atlanta, it will be hitting the two year mark of when season two last aired on the network. FX CEO John Landgraf addressed this in February saying:
As you might imagine, Donald Glover is sort of the king of all media, and he just has had an incredibly complicated life. He’s had personal things he’s had to deal with, from injuries to other things I’d rather not say publicly that just have to do not with his personal life, but his extended family. One of the things that is just a reality of television today is you have to wait. We have so many things now that don’t cycle back on a regular basis…. From my standpoint, I wish for the fans as well as for us that we could get everything back on an annual basis but, again, you just have to make a decision about quantity over quality at a certain point — and we’re just erring on the side of quality.
Atlanta stars Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.