FX's 'Atlanta' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, creator and everything you need to know about the Emmy-winning show's upcoming installment
The show is about two cousins trying to make it in the Atlanta music scene to earn their daily living. The series was created by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, who also plays the show's lead character
After two stellar seasons, Donald Glover/Childish Gambino and his brother Stephen Glover are returning with a new season of their hit FX series 'Atlanta'. The extremely unorthodox series has won multiple awards and is hailed as one of the best shows of this generation.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season:
Though it was announced that season 3 would arrive in 2019, that's starting to seem unlikely with Glover's extremely busy schedule. The new season will probably arrive some time in early 2020 or late 2019 at the earliest.
The show is about two cousins trying to make it in the Atlanta music scene to earn their daily living. Glover plays Earnest "Earn" Marks, a Princeton drop-out who is desperately trying to survive and redeem himself in the eyes of his ex-girlfriend - who is the mother of his daughter - and his parents and cousin Alfred Miles aka Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry).
The finale of season 2 pushed Alfred and Earn's relationship to its limit and brought in a surprising twist bound to have a strong impact on things moving forward. Season 3 will probably pick up during Earn and Paper Boi’s European tour, which they embarked on in the last episode.
The season 2 finale established Earn is done allowing things to happen to him and is now actively taking control of his life. That said, there are still so many things that could go wrong for our heroes. Earn still has to manage the responsibilities of his job and raising his daughter Lottie and disaster is always just around the corner.
At the moment, Glover is one of the most popular artists in the entertainment industry. He most recently voiced Simba in Disney's 'Lion King' remake besides already being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the 'Star Wars' franchise. Glover continues to work as a musician as well, under the pseudonym Childish Gambino.
The main cast of the show is expected to return for the next season with Glover returning to the lead role of Earnest "Earn" Marks while Brian Tyree Henry is also expected to return as Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles. Other main cast members include Lakeith Stanfield as Darius Epps and Zazie Beetz as Vanessa "Van" Keefer, Earn's on-again-off-again girlfriend.
The show was created by Donald Glover and he has written and directed a lot of the episodes besides also acting in the lead role. Glover is also an executive producer on the series alongside Dianne McGunigle, Paul Simms, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai, who has directed the majority of the show's episodes.
Though season 3 won't be here for a while, that hasn't stopped FX from renewing the series for another season after that. It was announced during the 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour that the series would return for a season 4.
“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,” said Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, according to Variety. “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.”
FX has not released a trailer for season 3 yet but we will be bringing it to you as soon as it becomes available. Stay tuned for updates.
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