The full trailer for Atlanta season 4, which premieres September 15 on FX, offers an extended preview of the show’s grounded farewell.
The full trailer for Atlanta season 4 previews the show’s grounded farewell. After an extended absence, due to COVID-19 delays and other factors, Atlanta season 3 premiered earlier this year. Although the third installment garnered praise, ending up on several Best Of lists, some viewers and critics argued that the show spent too much time away from the core four characters to tell largely standalone stories about racism and whiteness in America. Many of these standalone episodes were hilarious and harrowing, often at the same time, but many agreed that they would have liked to see more of Earn, Paper Boi, Vanessa, and Darius.
After a short Atlanta season 4 teaser, the full trailer has now been revealed by FX Networks. The two-minute clip is entirely focused on the comedy’s main stars. But since it is Atlanta, the initially straightforward trailer does include a few moments of Darius screaming, Vanessa walking down a dark hallway, and Earn apparently climbing out of a closet. Check it out for yourself below.
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Set to make its FX debut on Thursday, September 15, with two episodes, the logline for Atlanta season 4 promises to follow Earn, Paper Boi, Vanessa, and Darius back to the show’s titular setting. But that leads to the question — did the city of Atlanta change or did they? Glover, who created the FX hit, in addition to his leading role, promised Atlanta season 4 would see the series wrap up on a grounded note. Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, per TV LineGlover elaborated that the last ten episodes “explore people more than ever before, [because] we’re right now living in a time where we don’t give people the benefit of the doubt.”
That is good news for fans that hoped to spend more time with the main stars they grew to love. And for those that appreciated the more anthological approach, and how it tackled issues of reparations and privilege, perhaps Glover will bring back Atlanta in a different format down the line. For now, the focus seems to be on bringing the show back to what made it a success in the first place.
More: Atlanta: Donald Glover’s Reparations Episode Is Ridiculous (But Essential)
Source: FX Networks, TVLine
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