Donald Glover Compares Third Season of 'Atlanta' to Kanye West's 'Graduation'

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Donald Glover arrives at FX's "Atlanta Robbin' Season" FYC Event at the Saban Media Center on June 8, 2018 in North Hollywood, Calif.

Just last week, FX confirmed a third season for Donald Glover's Atlanta series, which will air at some point in 2019. Glover spoke on a panel for the show on Friday (June 7) during the Emmys' FYC screening, where he shed some light on what fans can expect from the highly anticipated third season.

Donald has always exuded a desire for maintaining the ultimate creative freedom in all of his endeavors. He spoke to the fact of comparing the show's seasons to Kanye West albums, as the third aligns with Ye's Graduation, which is where Yeezy blossomed into a global superstar back in 2007.

"I align the seasons I think, to me, like Kanye records. I feel like this is our Graduation. This is probably our most accessible but also the realest -- an honest version of it -- and I feel like the most enjoyable, like the third album," Glover relayed to IndieWire

Atlanta executive producer and Donald's brother, Stephen Glover, has compared the show to Kanye's albums in the past, where he related the show's Robbin' Season to West's sophomore Late Registration album.

On the panel, he added that the acclaimed writers are looking to top themselves with a plethora of resources and the network's trust now at their back. "What’s exciting to me is that we can do almost anything. And also, all the writers are very excited to try to top themselves," Stephen explained.


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