‘Atlanta’ Season 3 Has Been Delayed

Donald Glover has been making so many moves out in these streets.

He’s been doing SO much that FX just announced the upcoming third season of ‘Atlanta’ has been delayed.

via THR:

FX chief John Landgraf revealed at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday morning that the Donald Glover series is behind schedule.

When the network renewed Atlanta for a third season last June, it was expected to return in 2019 — but it’s become clear that’s no longer possible.

“I don’t know whether we’ll have Atlanta or not. The writers are back working right now, thank God,” said Landgraf, before PR boss John Solberg confirmed that “it won’t be for this Emmy cycle.” Joked Landgraf to the reporters in the Langham Hotel ballroom: “If you wanna see me cry, you can just come backstage.”

With Atlanta out of Emmy contention this year, it clears a path for other strong contenders including Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the final season of Veep. The Georgia-based series, which Glover has described as a passion project of his, has previously won FX two Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, on top of being a steady performer for the network.

“As you might imagine, Donald Glover is sort of the king of all media, and he just has had an incredibly complicated life. He’s had personal things he’s had to deal with, from injuries to other things I’d rather not say publicly that just have to do not with his personal life but his extended family,” Landgraf further explained of the delay. “So I think one of the things that is just a reality of television today is you have to wait. We have so many things now that don’t cycle back on a regular basis. … From my standpoint, I wish for the fans as well as for us that we could get everything back on an annual basis but, again, you just have to make a decision about quantity over quality at a certain point — and we’re just erring on the side of quality.”

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‘Atlanta’ Renewed for a Third Season

One of my favorites is coming back! ‘Atlanta’ will be coming back to FX for a third season 😁😁😁😁

According to THR, FX has ordered more episodes from Donald Glover.

via THR:

The show follows two cousins working through the Atlanta music scene in a bid to better their lives and that of their families. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions and is executive produced by Glover 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.”

Donald Glover Just Made HISTORY

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino just made history as the first black person to win an Emmy for directing for a comedy. Glover is also the first director to win for a show he acted in.

“This really beyonds to Hiro Murai,” Donald said, thanking his co-director. “He taught me everything about directing. He had the eye for this show and he’s just amazing. I really want to give this to Hiro and just say ‘I love you and thank you for being my best friend.’”

Donald made his directorial debut on the sixth episode of Atlanta and also directed the seventh episode.

Congrats!