After a crazy third season set in Europe, the Emmy-winning show’s last season will return to its eponymous hometown of Atlanta. Prior to Season 3’s scheduled start date in August 2019, the FX comedy-fourth drama’s season was already renewed. The epidemic caused a four-year gap between Seasons 2 and 3, though, and as a result, Seasons 3 and 4 were filmed back-to-back in August 2021. Due to Season 3 running from March to May, these two final seasons have double-booked the FX calendar this year. The final nine months of the fourth season, from September to November, are already upon us.
The primary 4 cast members, including LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You) as Darius, Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) as Van Keefer, and Brian Tyree Henry (Eternals) as Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles, will reunite for the fourth season. Over the course of the six-year run of the show, the remarkable ensemble has performed in a number of noteworthy parts in their own unique projects. After the brilliance that Atlanta has brought, we will undoubtedly continue to see these legendary characters onscreen in subsequent movies or TV episodes, despite the cast leaving behind these iconic characters.
Here is everything we currently know about Atlanta’s eagerly awaited fourth season before we say goodbye to this unique group and successful series.
Season 4 Premiere
On September 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, FX will debut the final season, and the next day, Hulu will stream each episode. The first two episodes of the season will air in a special debut that is back-to-back. The remaining episodes will be released on a weekly basis, every Thursday on FX and the following Friday on Hulu.
Similar to the previous season, the majority of the trailers are cryptic or ambiguous about the season’s specific themes. The fourth season, which is situated in the US, promises a return to the fundamentals in contrast to the group’s crazy European antics that took place during Season 3. Earlier this year, Hiro Murai, the series director, and executive producer, teased the following:
“Season four, we’re back in Atlanta again, and it was kind of a homecoming season, and it was really lovely. We got to say goodbye properly to the city and the show, I think it’ll feel a little nostalgic too because I don’t think you’ve seen Atlanta during the summer since season one. It’s kind of like the greatest hits season.”
Donald Glover also contributed to the Season 4 theme of nostalgia, emphasizing how the cast and crew continued to emphasize humor and fun despite the sad news that the show was coming to an end.
“[The idea was to] Have more fun. Once you go through that cycle, you realize, oh, we did Season 4 like Season 1, which was, act like you’re going to get canceled!”
The official synopsis is as follows:
“The Most Atlanta” is described as “Woooh chile, Atl is the GHETTO these days. I’m thinking about moving to Miami where it’s safe. Leave all my exes on reading.”
“The Homeliest Little Horse” is described as “We got grown men out here being this petty. Y’all really need therapy. I don’t cuz I already know what’s wrong with me.”