FX ordered an additional season of a series that has become one of the cable channel’s signature shows. The channel announced it picked up the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-winning comedy series “Atlanta” for a fourth season.
Production on season three, which was previously ordered, and season four is scheduled to begin next spring, with each season to consist of eight episodes.
Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, announced the renewal Tuesday.
“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 Schrier. “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.”
Created by Donald Glover, “Atlanta” is executive produced by Glover, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai. The series is produced by FX Productions.
Through its first two seasons, “Atlanta” has won five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, two AFI awards, Peabody, PGA, WGA, TCA, NAACP and Critics’ Choice Awards.
“The second season, ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season,’ was hailed as the best show on television,” FX said in today’s announcement. “In ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season,’ two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. ‘Earn Marks’ (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. ‘Alfred Miles’ (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. ‘Darius’ (Lakeith Stanfield) is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary. ‘Van’ (Zazie Beetz) is Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter.”