‘Atlanta’ Is Finally Coming Back With Season 3 in 2021

Atlanta Season 2 (Credit: FX)

Fans will have to wait a while before Atlanta returns to TV.

FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf told reporters Thursday during the Television Critics Association winter press tour that seasons 3 and 4 of the Emmy-winning series won’t debut until 2021.

He said the third season will be expanded to ten episodes, instead of the previously announced eight, and it could premiere next January. The fourth season will likely follow in the fall. Season 4 will consist of eight episodes, with the two seasons being filmed at the same time.

The new episodes will be shot in sequence, and some of them will film outside the United States continuing the storyline set up in the season 2 finale, Landgraf said.

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Season five is still not a done deal, but the FX chairman noted that the door is open.

“As long as Donald [Glover] wants to make more Atlanta, I’m down for that. But it’s his choice,” he explained.

Atlanta is created by Donald Glover and executive produced by Glover, Paul Simms, Hiro Murai, Dianne McGunigle, and Stephen Glover.