With production on seasons three and four of Atlanta set to begin in January, creator and star Donald Glover is comparing his show to one of the most honored series in television history.
“Atlanta 3+s4 are going to be some of the best television ever made,” the 37-year-old entertainer boasted on Twitter. “Sopranos only ones who can touch us.”
The famed Sopranos crime drama series aired for six seasons on HBO beginning in 1999 and won 21 primetime Emmy Awards. Atlanta won a Golden Globe award for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy in 2017, and an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography a year later, along with many other critical accolades. The show also stars Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry as rapper Paper Boi, navigating Atlanta’s rap scene.
Season three of Atlanta was originally set to air in January 2021, with season four following in the fall. However, production was shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As previously reported, one season will primarily be shot in the A-T-L as usual, while the other will be shot in Europe.