FX has renewed the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy series Atlanta for a fourth season, according to Deadline.

  • Atlanta, which wrapped its season season in May, is created by and stars Donald Glover.
  • Production on the series’ previously-announced third season will begin in the spring and the third and fourth season will each consist of eight episodes.
  • The series is executive produced by Glover, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai and is produced by FX Productions.
  • Through its first two seasons, Atlanta has won five Emmy Awards as well as two Golden Globe Awards, two AFI awards, Peabody, PGA, WGA, TCA, NAACP and Critics’ Choice Awards.

What they’re saying:

  • Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment: “What more can be said about Atlanta than the critical acclaim and accolades that Donald, Paul, Dianne, Stephen and Hiro have earned for two exceptional seasons of what is clearly one of the best shows on television. This group of collaborators and cast have created one of the most original, innovative stories of this generation and we are proud to be their partners.”

More on Atlanta:

  • Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

The cast:

  • Donald Glover as Earn Marks
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles
  • LaKeith Stanfield as Darius
  • Zazie Beetz as Van

ICYMI – More FX news:

  • FX comedy, Baskets, will not be picked up for a fifth season. The season 4 finale will also serve as the series finale.
  • FX has given the green light for a limited series based on the 2013 Sundance film festival feature A Teacher.
  • Veteran actor Jeff Bridges has reportedly been tapped to star in FX’s new drama series The Old Man.