FX’s Atlanta Will Resume Production in the ‘First Half of 2021’
Donald Glover’s comedy series Atlanta is expected to resume production in the “first half of 2021” according to FX chief John Landgraf (via TheWrap). The series was delayed when productions shut down due to the ongoing global pandemic.
During the press conference, Landgraf added that they were “finding safe ways of returning to work” and that many of FX’s series have returned to production, including Breeders, A Teacher, and Season 4 of Fargo, which reportedly wrapped production in Chicago on Tuesday. He also noted that they still intend to shoot Season 3 and Season 4 of Atlanta back-to-back, but the original premiere dates have been pushed back.
“Donald Glover and his intrepid team of writers have written everything for seasons three and four,” Landgraf said. “However, the availability has been pushed back because of COVID. That just had to do with our sense of when we could return to work safely and then we had to coordinate the cast for what is essentially shooting two seasons at once.”
“We’re taking extraordinary measures to ensure everyone’s safety on our productions. I’m grateful to the crews and cast on these shows for the level of seriousness they’ve given to health and safety measures while performing their already demanding jobs. We’re absolutely steadfast that the health and safety of our talent and crews is our number one priority,” he added.
Atlanta tells the story of two cousins trying to find their way to the top of the local rap scene, all the while dealing with the many real and absurd troubles black folk face in the city. The series was created by Donald Glover who also stars in the lead role as Earnest “Earn” Marks, a Princeton dropout who now manages his cousin’s burgeoning rap career. He’s joined in the series by Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz.
The FX original is a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award-winning show, with Glover receiving accolades for acting and directing.