There has been a lot going on for Donald Glover since the last time the program was on the air. The Grammy-winning song “This Is America” marked his comeback to music as Childish Gambino, and he toured and recorded with Rihanna for the movies Guava Island and 3.15.20 last year. Aside from his work on Atlanta, he just struck an agreement with Amazon Studios to collaborate on a series adaptation of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith alongside Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
As a result, Atlanta season 3 continues to be one of the most eagerly awaited television releases. That excitement is being fuelled in part by Glover, who claimed on Twitter last November that Atlanta will be the best television ever made, only second to The Sopranos in terms of quality. Although it would be preposterous if someone else made the claim, it’s possible that Glover isn’t exaggerating. That which he’s working on excites us.
What is the release date of Atlanta season 3?
The production of Atlanta’s third season has been a nightmare. Orders for the third season were placed in June of last year, just after the conclusion of the second, with an air date for 2019 expected. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, FX president John Landgraf said in the early months of 2019 that the season has been delayed owing to schedule issues resulting from Glover’s “very convoluted life.”
Atlanta’s third season had already begun filming when FX announced in August 2019 that a fourth season had been ordered and that both seasons would have eight episodes each. It was revealed by Deadline in January 2020 that the number of episodes for season 3 had increased to 10 and that the seasons will be filmed consecutively, with a scheduled 2021 launch date. Afterward, COVID occurred, and work was again delayed. A recent Hollywood Reporter article claims that production will start in March.
Even if FX doesn’t reveal a premiere date, the third season may premiere as early as the fall of 2021 if filming begins in March. But all of that is still up in the air.
Who are the Atlanta cast members for season 3?
Beyond Glover, Atlanta has helped build a name for itself among the show’s regular cast. Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz round out the cast. In addition, Tyree Henry has been cast in the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals; Stanfield has been nominated for an Oscar for his role in Judas & the Black Messiah, and Beetz has been in Deadpool 2 and Joker. However, they’ll all be back in Atlanta. They’ll return as Alfred, a.k.a. Paper Boi, Darius, and Van, respectively. Earnest “Earn” Marks returns to the series, and Glover will play him again. The actors have a lot on their plates, so it’s unlikely that they’ll all be in every episode. It was previously the case in season 2, when Glover was abroad shooting Solo for a few episodes.)
Khris Davis as Tracy, Alfred’s freshly released friend, is expected to join the season 3 cast, as is RJ Walker as Clark County, a shady rapper with whom Earn and Alfred are wary about working. In addition, there will be an assortment of well-known and less-well-known guest stars, like Katt Williams’ Emmy-winning cameo in season two. However, there has been no formal announcement of the Season 3 cast.
What is the third season of Atlanta going to be about?
Alfred and Clark County boarded a plane heading for Europe after Earn put a gun in Clark County’s suitcase, then planted it on his boss Lucas (Matthew Barnes). Season 3 is almost certainly going to continue this topic. There’s no word yet on whether or not the third season will take place in Europe, but according to John Landgraf that was the plan before the outbreak.
After that, it’s impossible to predict what Atlanta season 3’s storyline will be. Even what appears plausible varies from episode to episode in this highly unpredictable show. Nothing could have been foreseen before “Teddy Perkins,” but Glover and the writers, including his brother Stephen Glover, Emmy winner Stefani Robinson, Fam Udeorji, Ibra Ake and Jamal Olori, are sure to have some surprises up their sleeve.
Glover has a clause in his Amazon contract that allows him to continue working on Atlanta, so it’s not certain if season 4 will be the last.
Hulu has both seasons of Atlanta available to watch.