Everything We Know About 'Atlanta' Season 4

The Donald Glover-created FX comedy is coming back for one final season.


Long before Atlanta Season 3 was even filmed-the show’s production was greatly delayed by the pandemic-a fourth season of the FX comedy from Donald Glover was renewed way back in summer 2019. While it took four years for the show about an Atlanta-based rapper named Paper Boi (played by the excellent Brian Tyree Henry) and his manager/cousin Earn (Glover) to return, it ended up dropping some of the best TV of the year in spring 2022, remaining as prophetic and fascinating as ever. Since we know more Atlanta is on the way and the show constantly leaves viewers ready for more of its thought-provoking instalments, we’re breaking down what we know about Season 4 so far.


When will Season 4 of Atlanta premiere?

Even though¬†Atlanta¬†Season 3 aired in spring 2022, it¬†shouldn’t be too long of a wait for more¬†episodes. Seasons 3 and 4 of Atlanta were filmed back-to-back, so Season 4 is actually already complete. While no official premiere date has been announced yet, Deadline did state that fans can likely expect new episodes sometime in fall 2022. We’ll be eagerly awaiting them.

Is Season 4 the last season of Atlanta?

It’s time to say goodbye to Alfred, Earn, Darius, and Van. In February 2022, The Hollywood Reporter shared that FX CEO John Landgraf had announced Season 4 of Atlanta would be the comedy’s last instalment. At this point-when there was a four-year gap between Seasons 2 and 3 and each of the core cast members’ careers took off immensely in that time-it should come as no surprise that the series is wrapping up. In the time before Season 3 hit the air, Donald Glover became attached to projects at Amazon Prime, including a Mr. and Mrs. Smith series; LaKeith Stanfield was nominated for an Oscar; and Brian Tyree Henry and Zazie Beetz have only continued to garner bigger and bigger roles in blockbuster projects like Joker.

Glover actually revealed that he wanted the show to end after Season 2 (which came as a surprise to the team at FX when he said that at an early 2022 TCA panel). FX Entertainment President Eric Schrier then told Deadline, “[Glover] came to us and said, I think there is a way to do two more seasons, and that’s how I want to end the show ‚Ķ Obviously we’d love Atlanta to continue to go on as long as it could but I think as Donald articulated, he had a finite ending and wanted a closure to the show, so we were very supportive of that as we have been with shows that have come to their fruition. I think part of what we try to do with all of these shows is not extend them on beyond their life cycle and let the creative and their creators drive their conclusion.” While it’s a bummer to see the show go, it does sound like Glover and the rest of the Atlanta crew have a vision for how it’ll conclude, so we can only expect it to go out with a bang.


How many episodes are in Atlanta Season 4?

An official episode count hasn’t been shared yet, but according to IMDb, it looks like there are 10 more episodes of Atlanta on the way. That seems about right, considering every season, except Season 2, featured 10 instalments.

Who is in the Season 4 cast of Atlanta?

Even though they’ve all become megastars, the Atlanta mainstays will return to close out the show. So expect to see more of Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred/Paper Boi, Donald Glover as Earn, LaKeith Stanfield as Darius, and Zazie Beetz as Van. With the show returning to the Peach State for the final season (more on that below), it’s possible we’ll see some more hometown familiars from earlier seasons, too.

More than ever, Season 3 also featured a handful of guest stars, from British recording artist Jai Paul to movie stars like Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsg√•rd. It seems likely that Season 4 will do the same. It’s not clear who will make an appearance, but considering Ryan Gosling (who is apparently a huge Atlanta fan) nearly got to shoot a cameo, we should likely expect some big names to pop up here and there.

What will Season 4 of Atlanta be about?

With the surreal world that is Atlanta, it’s hard to say where the show will go in its final instalment. Season 3 featured one-off episodes about reparations and horrifying stories inspired by real-life, and even episodes about the characters who fans know and love dipped into wild territory, with inclusions of eerie death cults and cannibalism. So, it seems like anything is game for Season 4.

That being said, the cast and crew have spoken a little bit about what fans can expect. Executive producer and frequent director Hiro Murai was quoted in THR as saying, “Season 4, we’re back in Atlanta again,” and he even called it a “homecoming season.” Based on those comments, it sounds like Paper Boi and his crew will be back from his European tour and wrestling with being home or what’s next for them.

In addition to being a “homecoming season,” it also sounds like it might be pretty character-driven. Although she didn’t reveal too many details, Zazie Beetz told Deadline, “I think in Season 4, there’s a continuation of identity searching. That is a lifelong journey I think, and it takes on a bit of another context.”

However the show wraps up, we can hopefully count on Glover’s word that it’s going to be a great final season. Variety noted that when he spoke about the decision to end the show at a TCA panel, he said, “I think it ends perfectly.” With such an incredible, groundbreaking series coming to an end, we can only hope so!

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef,¬†Cuong Nguyen¬†will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.


Our Best Stories, Delivered Daily
The best decision you'll make all day.