Donald Glover's Atlanta took TV audiences by storm when it debuted in 2016, and many fans have been on pins and needles waiting for Season 2 ever since the very last second of the season finale. The surrealist look at life in the Georgia capital seems to have no limits for what's possible where storytelling is concerned, so it's hard not to spend our free time imagining what's coming next. It looks like some new developments have finally surfaced, as Atlanta's second season may have already wrapped production in the titular city. But when will it debut?
Concrete details have been somewhat hard to come by, but an Instagram post by Paper Boi actor Brian Tyree Henry seems to suggest that Atlanta's second season is already in the can. The actor recently posted a picture on social media suggesting that the cast has already completed shooting the latest batch of bonkers episodes; check it out below.
So, as you can see, Brian Tyree Henry's caption suggests that they have actually finished filming the second season of Atlanta. If that's the case, then post-production still needs to be completed on the new run of episodes, but that doesn't change the fact that they have finished more of the work than we had guessed. We had previously assumed that the season's production would be pushed back because of the cast's growing list of responsibilities, such as Donald Glover's role in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Zazie Beetz's role in Deadpool 2, but it looks like everyone managed to finish production before the end of 2017, which is impressive. So does that mean we'll see it soon? Maybe, or maybe not.
Brian Tyree Henry's picture has surfaced on other social media accounts run by people associated with Atlanta, with Get Out alumni Lakeith Stanfield offering the most notable post. The actor first suggested that Atlanta Season 2 would be debuting on FX as early as February 2018, which had fans getting extremely pumped. Unfortunately, Stanfield has edited that pic's caption several times since first posting it, suggesting other possible debut dates that kept pushing the release back more and more. We can't speak to the authenticity of these dates, and FX confirmed to CInemaBlend that no official Season 2 dates have been put in place. But as fans of the show, we think a release window as early as February would be great!
As of right now, Lakeith Stanfield's latest version of the post merely suggests (jokingly so) that we will never actually see the second season of Atlanta. Take a look at the post below.
There's already quite a bit of goodwill from fans to see Atlanta come back as early as possible. The FX series debuted to rave reviews (including one from CinemaBlend's own Nick Venable) when its first season dropped, and we also classified it as one of those new shows that needs to be on everyone's radar. It's unclear if Atlanta will return as early as February 2018, but if it indeed is in the can already, we will keep our fingers firmly crossed as we hop into the passenger seat of Marcus Miles' invisible car.
Atlanta's Season 2 premiere date remains in a state of flux, so we will bring you more updates to this mystery as they are made available to us. Until then, you can look at our fall premiere guide and our 2018 midseason premiere guide to get a better sense of the shows that are definitely going to hit the small screen over the next few months. As for additional TV content, you can also take a look at our 2017 cancellation guide to see what shows have left us this year and listen to the most recent episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast to hear our latest thoughts on the world of streaming content.