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Donald Glover Says Jaden Smith Was Supposed To Star in 'Atlanta' Season 3

Donald Glover revealed that Jaden Smith was supposed to star in Atlanta's third season, which debuts on Thursday (March 24).

During the SXSW premiere at Austin's Paramount Theater on Saturday (March 19), Glover explained that the SYRE rapper would appear in an episode that told the story of a character who got shot in the pilot.

“We never did it because Jaden Smith was busy,” he said, according to Variety. “We were supposed to release it online, just read[ing the script], which we still could do. Stephen [Glover] wrote it. It’s really good.”

Atlanta has previously featured notable cameos from Migos' Offset, Quavo and Takeoff, as well as Katt Williams and Michael Vick.

He also discussed the direction of Atlanta in relation to the Georgia city it is named after.

“It’s our point of view; it’s not really about the place,” he said. “Although in season four, it makes a very heavy resurgence, as far as the actual place. Atlanta is a state of mind. Europe solidified how we felt [while writing] season three.

[Director Hiro Murai] calls it our maximum season.”


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