FX Productions has signed “Atlanta” creator — and now Golden Globe winner — Donald Glover to an exclusive overall television production deal, the network announced Thursday.
Under the agreement, the “Community” alum will develop television series for FX Networks (FXN) and other networks and streaming services, in addition to continuing to executive produce, write, direct and star in his critically acclaimed comedy.
“Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one amazing project after another,” FXP and FXP co-president Nick Grad said at the biannual Television Critics Association press event. “‘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.”
In addition to the overall deal, FX revealed Thursday that “Atlanta” Season 2 has to be pushed to 2018 to accommodate Glover’s busy schedule.
On Sunday, Season 1 of “Atlanta” won the Globe for best TV Comedy, with Glover taking home the Best Actor trophy for the same genre, which also includes musical shows. “Atlanta” wasn’t just a critical darling, however — it also performed well in Nielsen TV ratings. Glover’s baby became basic cable’s most-watched new comedy in three years in the key adults 18-49 demographic, including a week’s worth of delayed viewing.
Glover is repped by WME, Dianne McGunigle at MGMT Entertainment, and attorney Lev Ginsburg at Ginsburg Daniels LLP.