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Atlanta renewed for fourth season by FX

Atlanta

Story by Jack Foley

DONALD Glover’s Emmy-winning comedy series &*Atlanta* has been renewed for a fourth season.

The news arrives more than a year after the season three pick-up was confirmed and means that production on seasons three and four will begin next spring and film back-to-back, taking advantage of an opening in Glover’s busy schedule.

A premiere time frame for seasons three and four has not yet been determined.

Announcing the renewal, FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier commented: “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 begins on season three, Atlanta will actually have been off the air for two years.

It was originally expected to return in time for the 2019 Emmy eligibility window but FX CEO John Landgraf announced in February that it wouldn’t make it in time.

Taking a glance at Glover’s schedule, his recent output includes a Grammy-winning EP, as well as starring in and producing his own short film, Guava Island, and voicing Simba in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King.

He also portrayed a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story and has his This Is America tour to contend with too.

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