Atlanta Season 3 Release Date Officially Set
Atlanta season 3’s release date is officially set for March 2022, bringing the celebrated comedy series back after a four-year hiatus. Created by Donald Glover, the FX dramedy centers on college dropout Earnest “Earn” Marks as he seeks to turn his life around upon learning of his cousin Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles making a rise through the underground rap scene in the titular Georgia capital. Atlanta also explores the lives of Earn’s on-again-off-again girlfriend/baby mama Van & Paper Boi’s eccentric right-hand man Darrius.
Donald Glover Leading Atlanta To Success
In addition to primarily writing and occasionally directing the series. Glover leads the cast of Atlanta alongside Zazie Beetz as Van, Brian Tyree Henry as Paper Boi and Lakeith Stanfield as Darrius. Having first premiered in 2016. The series has been a critical darling; scoring rave reviews for its unique storytelling, rich characters & Glover and Hiro Murai’s direction.
Glover would even go on to become the first African-American director to bring home the Primetime Emmy award; for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series with Atlanta season 1 and three Emmy wins for season 2. FX & audiences are hungry for more as the network went on to renew Atlanta for seasons 3 & 4. After a prolonged development, audiences have exciting news.
Nearly two months after unveiling the first teaser for the new chapter. The official Atlanta Twitter account, revealed that season 3 has been set to premiere on March 24. The new premiere date comes after the show went on a four-year hiatus.
Development on Atlanta season 3 has seen a much rockier path than that of its predecessors; with filming suffering multiple delays. First from scheduling conflicts in Glover’s increasingly busy schedule with his Childish Gambino tours & roles in Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Lion King. Despite this delay, FX still went on to renew the show for season 4 with plans to film back-to-back. Postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and would finally kick off in early 2021 in Europe. With filming on season 3, having wrapped this past August, the timing certainly lines up for Atlanta to return in its March 2022 release date.
With Atlanta season 3 officially coming after a four-year hiatus. It will be interesting to see whether the wait results in a large viewership boost for FX; or see it struggle to recapture the same level of popularity. The cable network hasn’t seen huge ratings in the past few years, though the first two seasons of Atlanta proved to be a major hit alongside FX’s long-running titles; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and American Horror Story. Only time will tell how the new season performs when Atlanta season 3 premieres on FX and Hulu on March 24.
Available for streaming on Hulu.
The 10-episode third season marks the first time Atlanta will be available for in-season streaming on Hulu. The first two seasons, which aired before FX became part of Disney & before Disney took control of Hulu; but it can still be streamed on Hulu
“We are thrilled to have Atlanta back with a new season on March 24th,” said Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment. “Once again, Donald Glover, the producers & the stellar cast have delivered another signature season; synonymous with the excellence that makes Atlanta so great.”
Taking place almost entirely in Europe, Season 3 finds Earn (Donald Glover), Alfred /Paper Boi’ (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) in the midst of a successful European tour, as the group navigates their new surroundings as outsiders, and struggle to adjust to the newfound success they had aspired to.
Produced by FX Productions, & executively produced by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Hiro Murai, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle.
Season 3, originally ordered in June 2018, was postponed to accommodate Donald Glover’s busy feature schedule. Filming then further delayed by the pandemic as production shut down in March 2020. Glover & Co. then proceeded to shoot Seasons 3 and Season 4 back-to-back.
Season 3, filmed primarily in Europe; finished filming this past summer when production on Season 4 started in Atlanta.
“All the scripts for that season have been written; & I absolutely adore the scripts for both seasons,” FX Chairman John Landgraf said in August.
In its most recent season in 2018, the 14 Emmy nominations for Atlanta’s second season were the most of any comedy series. Through its first two seasons, Atlanta has won five Emmy Awards as well as two Golden Globe Awards, two AFI Awards, Peabody, PGA, WGA, TCA, NAACP and Critics’ Choice Awards.