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‘Atlanta’ Season Three Won’t Return in 2019

The third season of the highly anticapted FX series is delayed for a second time.

'Atlanta' Season Three Won't Return in 2019
Brian Tyree Henry, Stefani Robinson, Stephen Glover, Zazie Beetz, Donald Glover, Hiro Murai, Dianne McGunigle and Lakeith Stanfield "Atlanta" Robbin Season FYC Event on June 8 (Photo credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Atlanta will not be returning to FX anytime soon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series created by Donald Glover was renewed for a third season last June and expected to return this year. However, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said Monday that the show is behind schedule.

“I don’t know whether we’ll have Atlanta or not,” Landgraf said during the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “The writers are back working right now, thank God.” Publicist John Solberg confirmed that the series “won’t be for this Emmy cycle,” which runs June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019.

The Emmy Award-winning show was previously delayed because of Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King, which stars Glover.

“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 not with his personal life but his extended family,” Landgraf added.

The star lost his father in 2018 while headlining the This Is America tour.

Landgraf added, “So I think one of the things that is just a reality of television today is you have to wait. We have so many things now that don’t cycle back on a regular basis. … From my standpoint, I wish for the fans as well as for us that we could get everything back on an annual basis but, again, you just have to make a decision about quantity over quality at a certain point—and we’re just erring on the side of quality.”

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