- Atlantis is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on November 23, 2013. Where to Watch Atlantis Atlantis is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons.
- Episode 1 Search and Rescue Atlantis races against time to save team members trapped in a collapsed compound, and rescue a pregnant Teyla from Michael's clutches.
Season 3, Episode 1 TV-PG CC HD CC SD. After their temporary alliance with the Wraith backfires, the Atlantis team must find a way to stop two Wraith hive ships that are headed for Earth. Weir (Torri Higginson) orders Colonel Caldwell (Mitch Pileggi) to attack the Hive ships using the Daedalus and the.
It's been three years since FX aired season 2 of Atlanta, also known as Atlanta: Robbin' Season. That season was the best thing on TV in 2018, containing such instantly legendary episodes as 'Teddy Perkins,' 'Barbershop,' and 'Woods,' and the dramedy series was quickly renewed for a third season after season 2 concluded.
However, since the show last aired, creator and star Donald Glover has been extremely busy with a lot of different things. He returned to his music career as Childish Gambino, releasing the Grammy-winning track 'This Is America,' touring in 2018 and 2019, making the movie Guava Island with Rihanna, and releasing the album 3.15.20 last year. And he recently signed a deal with Amazon Studios and is developing a series adaptation of the 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... so he's working on Atlanta while juggling a lot of other stuff.
All that being said, Atlanta season 3 remains one of the most hotly anticipated shows coming down the pike. Glover is doing his part to stoke that anticipation, claiming on Twitter last November that the upcoming seasons of Atlanta will be some of the best television ever made, comparable only to The Sopranos. If anyone else said that, it'd seem ridiculous, but Glover probably isn't exaggerating. We can't wait to see what he's working on.
Here's what we know so far about Atlanta season 3.
What is Atlanta season 3's release date?
Making season 3 of Atlanta has been an ordeal. The season was ordered in June 2018, shortly after the second season concluded, with a projected 2019 airdate. However, in early 2019, FX president John Landgraf announced that the season had been postponed due to Glover's 'incredibly complicated life' causing scheduling conflicts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In August 2019, FX announced that a fourth season of Atlanta had been ordered before production had even started on season 3, and both seasons would consist of eight episodes, as reported by Variety at the time. In January 2020, Landgraf announced that the episode order for season 3 had increased to 10 and that the seasons would shoot back-to-back, with a planned 2021 premiere date, according to Deadline. Then COVID happened, and production was postponed yet again. But according to a recent Hollywood Reporter article, production is finally scheduled to begin in March.
No premiere date has been announced or even publicly hinted at by FX, but if season 3 starts filming in March as planned, it could potentially premiere as early as fall 2021. But that's all very TBD.
Who will be in Atlanta season 3's cast?
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Atlanta helped make stars out of its entire series' regular cast, which, in addition to Glover, includes Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz. They've all become in-demand and prolific actors themselves, with Tyree Henry slated for the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals, Stanfield gaining Oscar buzz for Judas and the Black Messiah, and Beetz appearing in Deadpool 2 and Joker. But they'll all be back for Atlanta. They'll reprise their respective roles as Alfred a.k.a. Paper Boi, Darius, and Van. And of course Glover will return as Earnest 'Earn' Marks. Though due to their busy schedules, it's likely that not all of them will appear in every episode. (This was already the case in season 2, which included a few episodes without Glover while he was away shooting Solo.)
Other season 3 cast members are likely to include Khris Davis as Tracy, Alfred's recently paroled friend who clashes with Earn, and RJ Walker as Clark County, a rapper of extremely shady moral and ethical character with whom Earn and Alfred warily collaborate. And there will surely be a collection of guest stars famous — in the vein of season 2's Emmy-winning appearance from comedian Katt Williams — and not. But no official season 3 cast has been announced yet.
What will the plot of Atlanta season 3 be?
Season 2 ended with Earn, Alfred, and Clark County on a plane bound for a European tour after Earn planted a gun in Clark County's bag that Clark County then planted on his manager Lucas (Matthew Barnes). Presumably, season 3 will continue that storyline. According to John Landgraf, season 3 was slated to film at least partially in Europe, but that was before the pandemic, so whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen.
Beyond that, it's hard to say what the plot of Atlanta season 3 will be. The show is incredibly unpredictable, and what even seems possible changes from episode to episode. No one would have ever predicted 'Teddy Perkins,' and it's probable that Glover and his writers — who include his brother Stephen Glover, Emmy winner Stefani Robinson, Fam Udeorji, Ibra Ake, Jamal Olori, and Taofik Kolade — have some surprises in store.
It's unknown at this point if season 4 will be Atlanta's last, but Glover does have a clause in his Amazon deal that will allow him to continue to work on it if he wants to.
Atlanta seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on Hulu.
The summer TV season doesn't always leave a lot of great shows to choose from, so a small fantasy show like BBC America's Atlantis gets the chance to stand out. So, next summer, will there be a Season 3 of Atlantisto look forward to? The disappointing answer actually dates all the way back to January 2015, when the news broke that the BBC had decided to cancel the show after just two seasons. And, while the American finale will be airing on Aug. 7, the original run of the show already came to an end overseas back in May.
Atlantis is a coproduction between both BBC and BBC America, and the time that's passed since the show's cancellation suggests that there's little to no chance that it will be picked up by a different network. I'm sure it's a disappointment to any huge Atlantis heads out there, but it'll be alright. After all, there has never been a better time to be a fan of ambitious shows with a mystical and sci-fi edge. I'm not sure if that's a Netflix sub-category, but if it was, it would be packed with shows. You might not think that a show about a modern explorer who travels back in time to an ancient city ruled by Greek mythology would be easy to replace in your 'favorite show' roster, but I promise you there are other options out there.
1. Game Of Thrones
I don't want to talk down to you, Atlantis fans, but if you haven't checked out this little HBO show, you'd better have a great excuse. No patience for shows with occasionally problematic sexual politics? Fair enough. Hate watching all of your favorite characters get brutally murdered? Well, then, I guess it's not for you. But, right now the budget and scope can't be beat — it's the most remarkable achievement in the fantasy genre. And Mark Addy plays a king on both shows... it's so easy to become a GoT fanatic in place of Atlantis.
2. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
A show that literally combines the historical style of a Dickensian novel with actual magic scratches the mystical itch of Atlantis. Bonus: It's also a summer show, but just finished it's run, so you can marathon it. Double bonus: It's a critics' favorite.
This show was created by Atlantis producer Howard Overman, and is all about teens who get superpowers. That sounds pretty different from Atlantis, but Overman's writing style is at its best on the first two seasons of Misfits. If that's why you fell in love with Atlantis, then this can help soothe the pain of losing the latter show. And even though it wasn't on the BBC, it is a British import. Also: This is where Iwan Rheon learned how to harness his inner creepiness in order to portray Ramsay Snow.
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4. The Last Kingdom
If what you miss is the ritual of watching an episode every week, try BBC America's new series The Last Kingdom, premiering this fall. It's a historical series about the rise of the English kingdom, and will trade Atlantis' sandals for huge furry capes.
5. The Musketeers
This show is a charming period piece that updates Dumas' often-adapted story for a modern audience. Rather than blending modern characters in a historical setting, it uses modern storytelling and a sense of humor to keep it from becoming stodgy. And, it has some fantastic swordfights.
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Surprise! Another Howard Overman show to jump into. If you haven't watched Merlin, it's a charming fantasy drama that tells the story of the young King Arthur and the young Merlin. Think of it as The CW's take on Arthurian legend, complete with a cast of multicultural youngish people and older British character actors wearing the crowns.
The show came to an end in 2012, but between its similar premise and its shared creator, it seems like the perfect antidote to a fan pining after the loss of Atlantis. Plus, it's the perfect length to marathon for the rest of the summer. Enjoy!
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