Glover says that the next set of episodes will be a bit more female-focused, and align with Kanye West‘s third studio album, Graduation. In a new interview with Indiewire, Glover revealed that he likes to create the seasons just like West creates his albums. West’s third album is arguably the most pop-driven, yet also the rawest and easiest to understand.
“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,” he told IndieWire.
If we’re going in chronological order, that will make the most recent season of Atlanta, dubbed “Robbin’ Season,” akin to Late Registration, which would make sense because both are traditionally off the wall with some very dark content.
Glover’s brother (and fellow Atlanta writer and producer) recently revealed that Kanye connections aside, the team is also looking forward to bringing more women onto the small screen. The nuanced stories will still be there, but now they’ll be told from a different view.
“I think we have some cool ideas in season three that’ll put some more women on-screen. There’s a very specific perspective from the Atlanta woman that I think we’re gonna explore in season three,” the younger Glover explained to The Hollywood Reporter.
Zazie Beetz, who plays Van, the only female lead has also championed the idea of having more female-based stories on the show, saying, “It was so fun having this girl vibe. There’s no lack of women on the set, but I think in terms of storytelling it is different just like bonding with a woman and playing with that energy in terms of Van’s character. So it is something I would like to continue exploring.”
These details about the upcoming season are coming extremely early, as a debut date for the third season has yet to be announced.