Last week it was revealed that ‘Atlanta FX’ could be delayed for it’s newest season. Co-star of the show, Zazie Beetz would reveal that she was doubtful season 3 would start on time. Now the other day to further confirm those speculations, FX’s John Landgraf would reveal that a delay of season 3 was definite and it may not return this year.
Donald Glover may be a ridiculously talented superstar capable of acting, writing, and singing, but he is also—at least for now—only one person. That means he doesn’t necessarily have time to act and write and perform onstage all at once, requiring him to prioritize some of his projects (like, say The Lion King) over others (like, say, Atlanta). According to The Hollywood Reporter, plans for Atlanta to return to FX at some point in 2019 have fallen through, with network PR head John Solberg noting that it won’t make it to air in time for “this Emmy cycle.” FX boss John Landgraf says that the writers are working on season three (“thank god”), but they won’t be filming or airing new episodes any time soon. Landgraf points out that this isn’t just because Glover is busy, but also because he’s apparently had “injuries” and things in “his personal life” that have necessitated a delay.