Atlanta has been renewed for a third season at FX, the cable network announced in June.
It was something of a given that the Donald Glover-helmed hit series would be making a return. The critical praise has been overwhelming since its debut in 2016, after which Season 1 earned six Emmy nominations and walked away with two wins: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, both of which went to Glover. Season 2, aptly titled Atlanta: Robbin’ Season, currently holds a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Meanwhile, the question remains when the newly greenlit third season will premiere. Season 1 debuted in September 2016 and Robbin’ Season didn’t hit the airwaves until March 2018, in part because Glover has found himself in ever-increasing demand for a myriad of projects. He recently appeared as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and “This Is America,” the latest single from his musical alter ego, Childish Gambino, has already logged more than 306 million YouTube views.
Atlanta’s fellow stars are also becoming mainstays in major film projects. Zazie Beetz recently shared top billing in the blockbuster sequel Deadpool 2 opposite Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin; Brian Tyree Henry will star in the upcoming films Hotel Artemis and White Boy Rick; and Stanfield plays the lead role in Sorry to Bother You, which premiered in July.