'Atlanta’ returns for third season on FX
In recent weeks, Donald Glover has received a great deal of acclaim for the success of his politically-charged 'This Is America' video
It doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who likes quality TV that FX would bring back the Emmy winning 'Atlanta' for season three. Donald Glover’s dramedy is going to return for another run on the basic-cable network. The renewal of the Georgia-based series, which Glover described as his very own passion project, was all but expected for the network. The show nabbed FX two Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award. It has also been a steady performer for the cabler.
The show is about two cousins breaking eggs in the Atlanta music scene to earn their daily living. 'Atlanta' is produced by FX production and executively produced by Donald Glover the man himself and showrunner Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai.
“Atlanta is phenomenal, achieving and exceeding what few television series have done,” said FX Networks and FX Productions programming president Nick Grad, who made the announcement alongside counterpart Eric Schrier.
“With Atlanta Robbin’ Season, Donald and his collaborators elevated the series to even greater heights, building on the enormous success of their award-winning first season. We’re grateful to the producers and our extraordinary cast and crew for achieving this level of excellence, and we share the excitement with our audience about the third season knowing they will continue to take us to unexpected and thrilling places.”
According to Deadline, Atlanta debuted in September 2016 with its often off-kilter but poignant tales of cousins playing by Henry and Glover himself and their experiences in the Georgia metropolis.
The Hollywood Reporter’s chief TV critic Tim Goodman called the show’s second season “greater” and “weirder”, noting that “there is essentially nothing like Atlanta on television.”
Atlanta is joined by FX/FXX’s other comedy series like Baskets, Better Things, You’re the Worst, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Archer.
Glover has been on the roll for a while ever since the soundtrack “This is America” by Childish Gambino rolled out. The brazen representation of the harsh realities of what America really is is something we can’t afford to look away from.
He was at a point working on an animated Deadpool series from Marvel Television for the network, but the plans were abandoned since the pair had creative differences.
The recently concluded Robbin’ season showed cousins Earn Marks (Donald Glover) and Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry) trying to get around Atlanta’s music scene and start Alfred’s hip-hop career. It also introduced the world to Teddy Perkins, instant icon.
The show will be back with its third season in 2019.