Donald Glover Gives Generic Response About Return Of ‘Atlanta’: “My Contract Says I Have To Say Yes”
While Donald Glover is making his rounds as Simba for the highly-anticipated Lion King live-action remake, many still want to know what’s going on with the third season of his series Atlanta.
The FX show has already been given the green light for season three to return this year, but production hasn’t even started yet. It’s possible that Georgia’s new anti-abortion law could have an impact on filming for Atlanta, as Disney and Netflix are just some of the platforms whoh ave considered a boycott from filming in the state.
Still, as far as Atlanta is concerned, it’s not really clear what the hold up is.
During a sit-down on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host asked Glover if he’s been working on the new season of Atlanta. Glover, who was wearing a full-body lion costume said,
“Um, I think my contract says I have to say ‘Yes.’ Yes.”
Kimmel then asked,
“So you’re supposed to be working on ‘Atlanta’ right now?”
“Oh, I am working on ‘Atlanta’ right now.”
Kimmel went along with the joke and said Glover would start working on the show when he goes to Australia. Glover then pointed to a card on the desk and said,
“Literally, this is a script for ‘Atlanta,’ if anybody asks,”
Check it out at the 11:09 mark.
The Jasmine Brand previously reported in February that production for the third season has been pushed back for the second time.
FX CEO John Landgraf said in a statement,
“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 with not with his personal life but his extended family. We have so many programs that don’t cycle back on an annual basis. You have to make a decision about quality over quantity and we’re erring on the side of quality.”
Meanwhile, The Lion King will hit theaters on July 18.