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Atlanta season 4: release date, trailer, cast and everything we know about the Donald Glover comedy

The cast of Atlanta in a promotional shoot for Atlanta season 4
(Image credit: FX)

One thing for certain is that Atlanta is a series that moves to the beat of its own drum. Since season 1, the writers have created source material that has always seemed nuanced to viewers, yet remained a hilarious representation of a culture and generation in one of the most populous southern cities in the US. 

Now with Atlanta season 4 set to debut this fall, also its final season, fans hope the show ends on a high note and serves as a reminder of why people fell in love with the cast spearheaded by show creator Donald Glover. 

Here’s everything we know about Atlanta season 4.  

When is the Atlanta season 4 release date?  

FX has announced that Atlanta season 4 premieres on Thursday, September 15, at 10 pm ET/PT on FX in the US. The premiere includes the first two episodes of the 10-episode season. After airing on FX, new episodes are available on Hulu the next day.

This is a quick turnaround, as Atlanta season 3 premiered in March 2022 and wrapped up in May.

For anyone wanting to watch outside of the US, the show is available on Star Plus in Latin America and Disney Plus under the Star Banner in all other territories, including the UK. An official release for Atlanta season 4 has not been given, FX just says the series "will soon be available."

Who is in the Atlanta season 4 cast?

Van, Earn, Darius and Paper Boi in Atlanta season 3 episode 6

Zazie Beetz, Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry in Atlanta (Image credit: FX)

The core four actors reprise their roles on the show. Serving as the anchor of the series is of course Donald Glover as Earnest "Earn" Marks. His portrayal of the character has been well-celebrated in Hollywood and garnered him an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2017 and a nomination for the same award in 2022. He’s previously starred in the hit series Community and the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, and is in the upcoming TV adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Starring in Atlanta alongside Glover as Darius is LaKeith Stanfield. Stanfield became an Oscar nominee for his role as Bill in Judas and the Black Messiah, and has been featured in The Harder They Fall, The Photograph and Knives Out

Rounding out the main cast are Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry as Van and Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles, respectively. Beetz can be seen as Hornet in the film Bullet Train; she’s also been in The Harder They Fall and Deadpool 2. Funny enough, Henry is also in Bullet Train as Lemon and has previously appeared in Eternals and Godzilla vs. Kong

Atlanta season 4 trailer

The official trailer for Atlanta season 4 is now available and sees the crew attempting to have things be back to normal after season 3 saw them in Europe. Of course that may be harder as their lives and relationship continue to change. Watch the Atlanta season 4 trailer below:

You can also check out the announcement video FX previously released for Atlanta's final season: 

What is the Atlanta season 4 plot?

So far, this is what FX has to say about the new season: 

"Season 4 finds Earn, Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles, Darius and Van back in their hometown. But the question is, has Atlanta changed or have they?"

While that’s not much information, it’s something. Viewers will no doubt want the final season to explore what’s been going on with Van. 

Fans recall in the season 3 finale that she appeared to be out of character and in the midst of some kind of mental health issue. We imagine the writers will show her hopeful recovery, while also going into detail about what that recovery means for Van and Earn. Although the co-parents don’t appear to be together, since the beginning of the show, they always seem to gravitate to one another.

How to watch Atlanta season 4 

Atlanta season 4 episodes are first going to be available to watch live on FX. For those without traditional cable/satellite television, FX is also a channel on live TV streaming services such as FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. Episodes become available to stream on Hulu the day after they air live.  

UK and other international viewers need to subscribe to Disney Plus or Star Plus to watch new and past episodes of Atlanta.

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.