- Donald Glover has signed a new deal with FX Productions, under which he will develop new series for FX Networks, other networks and streaming services, on top of continuing his work on "Atlanta"
- "Atlanta" returns in 2018
The actor/producer has just scored a new deal with FX Productions under which he will develop new series for FX Networks, other networks and streaming services, on top of continuing his work on "Atlanta."
"Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one amazing project after another," said Nick Grad, FX's president of original programming. "'Atlanta' was just the beginning, the breakout comedy of the year and a series revered as much for its originality as its honest look at the experience of being aspiring, young and black in that legendary city. We're proud to partner with Donald in an overall deal that will allow him to continue turning his creative vision into incredible television."
FX made the announcement ahead of a day of show presentations at the Television Critics Association press tour, taking place in Pasadena.
The deal caps off what's been an exciting week for Glover and "Atlanta."
On Sunday, the show won a Golden Globe for best television series - comedy or musical and Glover was individually recognized with a statue for best actor in a comedy or musical.
The hardware joins a collection that already includes a Critics Choice Award and an AFI Award.
"Atlanta" was renewed for a second season in October, but the network said Thursday its return won't happen until 2018, due to Glover's schedule.
In addition to his work with the network, Glover was recently cast as young Lando
in the Han Solo standalone film, set for release in 2018.
According to FX, "Atlanta" was "basic cable's most-watched new comedy in three years among adults ages 18-49" and "the highest-rated comedy in FX Networks' history," with 4.84 million total average viewers across platforms.