By Douglas Helm | Posted
While we had a long hiatus between the second and third seasons of Donald Glover’s hit FX series Atlanta, the wait for the fourth and final season is going to be much shorter. So much shorter that we already have a trailer sending us back to the surreal and eccentric world created by Glover. Check out the trailer for Atlanta Season 4 below:
In typical Atlanta fashion, the trailer doesn’t give us much. Of course, we see Donald Glover as Earn, Brian Tyree Henry as Al/Paper Boi, Lakeith Stanfield as Darius, and Zazie Beetz as Van. Earn also seems to be enjoying the life that being Paper Boi’s successful manager affords him, aside from the occasional kids bothering him to buy “ice” water and rap for him.
In season 3 of Atlanta, Donald Glover took the show to Europe, but now it looks like the fourth season will appropriately end in the titular city. The third season (as well as all other seasons of the series) received critical acclaim. As always, it delved into issues such as racism, existentialism, and a variety of other hot topics in a nuanced way. Few other shows do it like Atlantaso the final season will definitely be bittersweet.
Whereas Atlanta could definitely be considered Donald Glover’s magnum opus, it only makes sense that he would want to end the series on a high. Aside from presumably wanting to be on top, Glover has plenty of other projects he’ll need to focus his attention on in the near future. of which the most pressing is the next Mr and Mrs Smith the adaptation Glover is working on with Amazon. The series is based on the 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie vehicle of the same name and will star Glover and Maya Erskine as married couple John and Jane, who both agree to work for a mysterious spy agency. Michaela Coel, John Turturro and Paul Dano will also star in the series.
The Mr and Mrs Smith The series is expected to be the first project we see of Donald Glover’s major deal with Amazon. The multi-hyphenate has signed an eight-figure, multi-year deal with Amazon to produce and create original content for Prime Video. Glover is also reportedly working on a series called Hive, which speaks of a figure similar to Beyonce. Glover added Malia Obama to the writer’s room for the series. With all that work on his plate, it’s not too surprising that Atlanta will end soon.
While it took four years to get season 3 of Atlanta, we are lucky to have had it. Originally, Donald Glover wanted to end the series with season 2. Now we’re getting a fourth and final season in just over a month. If you want to listen to the surreal final season of Atlanta you can see it on FX on September 15th. The premiere will include the first two episodes of the season, with the remaining eight episodes airing on FX weekly.