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Donald Glover Compares 'Atlanta's' Third Season To Kanye West's 'Graduation'

Donald Glover Compares 'Atlanta's' Third Season To Kanye West's "Most Enjoyable" Album, 'Graduation'

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Donald Glover’s Atlanta is prepping for a season three return in the foreseeable future.

Last week it was announced that FX renewed Donald Glover‘s critically-acclaimed Atlanta for a third season. Now, the “This Is America” artist has offered some insight into what can be expected for the future season and how it’ll differ from season two — all while using a Kanye West analogy to do so.

“I align the seasons I think, to me, like Kanye records. I feel like this is our Graduation,” Glover said at an Emmys FYC screening and panel for Atlanta on Friday night, according to Variety. “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.”

Prior to the panel, Glover’s brother, Stephen, spoke with IndieWire about how ideas for the third season were already being discussed while shooting for the second season was happening.

“[The ideas start] when the writers’ room for Season 2 ends,” he said. “Even when we’re shooting Season 2, everybody’s minds are thinking on that type of stuff. Now that the season has ended, it’s finished airing and everything, we’ve just been talking this whole time. Everybody’s coming up with ideas so it never really stops.”

This isn’t the first time Donald has used a rap analogy to talk about his award-winning television series. While talking about the second season of Atlanta, he previously said he “tried to do the Q-Tip take on it,” making a reference to A Tribe Called Quest‘s Q-Tip wanting the group’s second album to be better than the first.

Source: Variety



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