FX's "Atlanta" has been pushed back.
Donald Glover has been one of the busiest men in show business over the past few years. Although he's taken on some high-profile roles, his brainchild, Atlanta, is one of his most notable piece of work in his catalog. The show was renewed for a third season in 2018 and the executives hoped it would be on the air by sometime this year. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case.
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According to Hollywood Reporter, John Landgraf, FX chief, said that Atlanta is currently behind schedule during the Television Critics Association critics tour. "I don't know whether we'll have Atlanta or not. The writers are back working right now, thank god," he said.
Unfortunately, that means the show won't be eligible for the Emmys this year. The show's received numerous accolades including two Emmys and two Golden Globes.
"As you might imagine, Donald Glover is sort of the king of all media, and he just has had an incredibly complicated life. He's had personal things he's had to deal with, from injuries to other things I'd rather not say publicly that just have to do with not with his personal life but his extended family," Landgraf added.
Landgraf could be referring to the death of Glover's father. During the last show of the This Is America tour, Glover revealed his father recently passed away.
“I lost my father a couple weeks ago,” he said. “I wanted to play him some of the new songs, but he didn’t want to hear them because he was like, ‘I know they’ll be great.’ I’m not saying that to talk about music, I say that to talk about trust.”