Still basking in the glow of his 2 wins at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony for his hit new FX series “Atlanta,” Donald Glover has decided to extend his relationship with FX, and has inked an overall deal with FX Productions that will see the multi-hyphenate develop new projects for FX and other networks or streaming services.
And while he continues to write, produce, direct and star in “Atlanta,” which was previously renewed for a second season, fans will have to wait until 2018 for the series to return because Glover will be busy this year, starting with his playing Lando Calrissian in the upcoming “Star Wars” Han Solo standalone film, which begins shooting this month. But anything good is worth the wait, right?
“Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one amazing project after another,” said FX president of original programming Nick Grad. “’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 – one of my favorite basic cable TV networks when it comes to original scripted series – clearly recognizes talent and is intent on locking down Glover for as long as they can. No word on what other projects he’s considering creating via this new deal with FX Productions, whether for the FX channel or other networks or streaming platforms. The specific terms of the deal were not released.
In other FX news, “American Horror Story” has been renewed through 2019 — meaning expect at least 2 more seasons of the series, pushing it to 9. Although no word on what actors will return, like Angela Bassett, or Cuba Gooding Jr., Andre Holland and Adina Porter who all starred in the most recent season. The network also set premiere dates for its new Ryan Murphy anthology series “Feud” (Sunday, 5th March, 10pm), as well as the return of “The Americans” and The Americans” (Tuesday, March 7th, 10pm) and “Archer” ( Wednesday, April 5th, 10pm).