Many fans were looking forward to the third season of the hit FX show “Atlanta” in 2019. However, it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Landgraf, the chief at FX, announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the series is behind schedule. This also means that the show won’t be back in time for the 2019 Emmy contention window.
John said, “I don’t know whether we’ll have Atlanta or not. The writers are back working right now, thank God.”
He continued, “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. 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.”
While at the Sundance Film Festival, cast member Zazie Beetz hinted at the show’s delay.
She told Indie Wire, “Ideally we would be shooting now; that’s not happening. Everybody’s schedules are sort of all over the place — they’re hoping for spring sometime, but no dates.”
Nonetheless, the cast remains booked and busy with their individual projects. However, we’re sure fans will be excited when the show is back on the air.