Atlanta cast member Lakeith Stanfield caused some confusion around the show’s return, but it looks like the second season of Atlanta finally has a premiere date. The popular FX series — spearheaded by Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) — will air the first episode on March 1, 2018, according to Vulture.
The season’s title is Atlanta Robbin’ Season.
The award-winning series debuted in 2016 and earned Glover two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2017. It also took home the Best Comedy Series award at the 74th Golden Globe Awards last January.
(The original version of this article was published on December 10, 2017 and can be found below.)
FX’s Atlanta is coming back but it’s still unclear exactly when. Cast member Lakeith Stanfield has been teasing fans of Donald Glover’s hit series on Instagram by changing the release date in the below post from February 2018 to April 2018 to December 2018 and so on.
“Don’t call I️t Season 2,” Stanfield wrote on Sunday (December 10) in the part that’s remained the same. “Tis ‘Robbin Season’.”
It’s worth noting the jacket worn in the picture has “Fall 17 S2” on the sleeve, so the misinformation is everywhere.
The first season of Atlanta, which premiered in 2016, elicited rave reviews. The show won Best Comedy Series at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. Glover also nabbed Emmys for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2017.
While fans hoped to get a second season this year, production was delayed until 2018 due to Glover’s busy schedule. Childish Gambino nabbed the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story, a standalone movie about the iconic character Han Solo set in the Star Wars universe. And Glover already appeared in another major franchise over the summer, playing Aaron Davis in the Marvel Universe’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.