Good news: Earn and Paper Boi will continue taking us on a trip down South, because FX renewed Donald Glover’s Emmy-winning dramedy Atlanta for a third season. While Glover and his co-writer and brother, Stephen, remain tight-lipped on what will happen in the next installment, Stephen said that Atlanta Season 3 would include more stories with women taking the lead, and wow, it already sounds better than the previous two seasons combined.
Ever since it first aired, the show has been male-dominated, both on-screen and off-screen. That’s all about to change next year, as Stephen told The Hollywood Reporter their intention of including more female-centric stories.
Zazie Beetz, the only female lead on the show, also revealed her desire for other women to interact with her on-screen character.
Atlanta Season 2 or “Robbin’ Season” has been quite a rollercoaster. It saw Earn and Paper Boi work their way through the city’s rap scene, only to end up parting ways due to Earn’s terrible decision-making skills. Van ends her relationship with Earn, Paper Boi struggles to make sense of his newfound fame, and Darius witnesses an unnerving murder-suicide scene.
So what can we expect from Season 3? Well, according to Donald Glover himself, it won’t be as dark as the previous one.
A Kanye-inspired third season? That ought to be interesting, to say the least. Maybe we can anticipate for less grim, and more fun plot lines. Atlanta is slated to return on FX sometime in 2019.