Atlanta season 3 gets a UK release date – but not on its usual channels

The cast of Atlanta sitting on a couch
(Image credit: FX)

Good news, Atlanta fans – season 3 of Donald Glover’s off-beat comedy finally has a release date in the UK. 

Having debuted on Hulu in the US on March 24, the show's long-awaited third outing is coming to Disney Plus Star on Wednesday, June 29. All ten episodes will arrive simultaneously, joining the first and second seasons of Atlanta already available to watch on the streaming service.

This will mark the first time a new season of Atlanta has debuted on Disney Plus in the UK. In the years prior to the streamer’s existence, new episodes have aired on BBC Two (and BBC iPlayer) before finding their way onto Sky and Now TV. 

Atlanta season 2 was released in March 2018, meaning it’s been more than four years since fans of the show last saw Earn (Donald Glover), Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) causing musical mayhem in the titular American city. 

Rather than taking viewers back to Atlanta, though, new episodes will follow the quartet as they make their way through various European locales – including London, Paris and Copenhagen – and struggle to adjust to their newfound success. 

Check out the trailer for Atlanta season 3 below:

Now that the series has found an overseas home on Disney Plus, it’s not yet clear whether the BBC will also have the rights to stream Atlanta season 3 in the UK. Our guess, though, is that fans of the show will have to fork out for a subscription to Disney’s burgeoning streamer if they want to continue enjoying the adventures of Paper Boi and company. 

This won’t be the last season of Atlanta, either. Production house FX renewed the series for a fourth outing way back in 2019 – almost three years before season 3 began airing in the US – though we doubt the wait for those episodes will be anywhere near as long as the four-year hiatus between Atlanta’s second and third seasons. 

In any case, Disney Plus is now the go-to home for the show’s new and old entries. If you’re keen to watch Atlanta but haven’t subscribed yet, check out our helpful guide to navigating Disney Plus’ various bundles and subscription packages.

Axel Metz
Phones Editor

Axel is TechRadar's UK-based Phones Editor, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest AI breakthroughs as part of the site's Mobile Computing vertical. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion.  Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.