Fans of Donald Glover’s Atlanta will be waiting another year for a new episode. Season 3 of the series is slated to return to FX in 2021, the cable network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday (Jan. 9).
According to Variety, FX chairman John Langraf revealed that seasons 3 and 4 will be comprised of 18 episodes, the first group of which will air in January 2021. Season 4, will consist of the remaining eight episodes.
Atlanta’s upcoming season will reportedly mark the beginning of a “new chapter” for the Emmy-winning show which premiered in 2016. Some of the filming for the new season will take place in Atlanta, but much of the series will shoot outside of the U.S.
No official decision has been announced about a potential fifth season of Atlanta but Landgraf reportedly said, “As long as Donald wants to make more ‘Atlanta,’ I’m down for that. But it’s his choice.”
The filming delay is due to Glover’s busy schedule. Aside from being the writer, star and creator of Atlanta, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and voice Simba in The Lion King. Glover also headlined Coachella last year as his musical alter-ego, Childish Gambino. The rest of Atlanta’s cast, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz have been busy shooting other projects as well.