Donald Glover Signs Production Deal With FX, Atlanta Delayed Until 2018
The second season of Glover’s award winning show has been pushed back due to his work on Stars Wars.
After taking home the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy as well as best comedy series for Atlanta, Donald Glover has inked an overall production deal with FX Productions to develop new shows, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Under the new contract, Glover will develop new shows for the network and streaming services in addition to writing, producing, directing and starring in Atlanta. The popular series was renewed for second season, but will be delayed until 2018 due to Glover's work on the upcoming Star Wars film.
"Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one amazing project after another,” Nick Grad, FX president of original programming and FX Productions said. “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."
Atlanta was most-watched new comedy in the past three years among the adults 18-49 demographic. The series also became FX's highest-rated comedy, averaging 4.8 million total viewers per episode.