FX’s ‘Atlanta’ ending its run after four seasons

LaKeith Stanfield, left, as Darius and Donald Glover as Earnest Marks in "Atlanta." (Guy D'Alema/FX)

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LaKeith Stanfield, left, as Darius and Donald Glover as Earnest Marks in "Atlanta." (Guy D'Alema/FX)

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The award-winning drama last aired original episodes in 2018 and will return in March

The award-winning Donald Glover series “Atlanta” will end its run after four seasons, FX announced today.

The third and fourth seasons were shot concurrently and are now finished. The third season will debut in March. The fourth season will air in the fall.

“The new season is everything you’ve come to expect from Atlanta,” FX chief John Landgraf told reporters Thursday.

The third season is set and shot in Europe, not Atlanta, while Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) is on tour and he struggles with newfound success.

“Season 3 is kind of like our maximalists season,” Glover told TV reporters at a Television Critics Association panel Thursday. “I think it’s us being like, ‘Yo, we’re in control but what does that mean? Why did we even get here? What is this really? And also just leaving Atlanta and being like, ‘OK, the world is out there and it’s not Atlanta.’ There are different rules, different places and people go through different things. So it’s like fish out of water, you know - or well, a bigger pond.”

The last time the quirky dramedy aired was in 2018, nearly five years ago, one of the longest gaps ever between seasons of an active series. The pandemic, as well as Glover’s busy schedule, contributed to the long delay.

“Atlanta” pocketed a Peabody as well as two Emmys for Glover as lead actor in a comedy and director. The directing win was the first for a Black director in a comedy series.

Glover ended his deal with FX last year and has moved on to work with Amazon.

The actor is now working on a remake of the film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” for Amazon.