Despite season 3 of Donald Glover’s hit show Atlanta having not aired yet, an end for the critically acclaimed show has been set. FX CEO John Landgraf revealed Thursday that the show’s fourth season would be it’s last.
John Landgraf said that the fourth and final season of Atlanta will be released sometime this fall. “The fourth and final season [of Atlanta] is slated to debut in the same manner this fall,” Landgraf said. After announcing that the show will end, he went on to say that the upcoming seasons will be everything fans love about Atlanta and to “expect the unexpected.”
Shortly after it was announced that season for of Atlanta would be the show’s last, Donald Glover came out and defended the decision to end the show so soon. Glover spoke at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour where he defended the decision.
“Death is natural,” Glover said. “I feel like when the conditions are right for something, they happen, and when the conditions aren’t right, they don’t happen. I don’t feel any longevity. Because then things start to get weird.”
Glover added, “The story was always supposed to be what it was. And the story, it really was us,” he continued. “Everybody in that writers’ room, everybody on set. It really was what we were going through and what we talked about. … I think it ends perfectly.”
Glover has been extremely busy in the last couple of years. Just last year, Glover inked an 8-figure deal with Amazon Studios. As a part of his new deal, Glover was able to finish both seasons of Atlanta back to back, which will release later this year.