The good news is, Donald Glover has signed an overall content deal with FX.
While Glover’s relationship with FX has strengthened, fans are not happy that the show’s highly anticipated second season will not air this year. Under the deal, he will develop television series for FX Networks, other networks, and streaming services, in addition to serving as executive producer, writer, director, and star of “Atlanta”.Glover has been slated to star as Lando Calrissian in a Star Wars Hans Solo film set for a 2018 release, as reported by Deadline.A partly autobiographical look at African-American life in inner city Atlanta, Georgia, and the struggles of two aspiring rappers trying to break big and provide for their families, the series has been the toast of the industry for months.
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Fallon, the popular ” Tonight Show ” host, isn’t known for his political humor, but he has promised a steady diet of Trump jokes. Despite breaking an Emmy record for most wins, Game of Thrones has yet to score a Golden Globe in the drama series category.
Atlanta’s performance has been stellar, poising the series as “cable’s most-watched new comedy in three years in Adults 18-49 and the highest-rated comedy in FX Networks’ history, averaging 4.84 million total viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms”, according to Deadline. “We’re proud to partner with Donald in an overall deal that will allow him to continue turning his creative vision into incredible television”.Despite his busy schedule, U.S. network FX announced that they have signed a new deal with the actor and producer to develop several new projects.The Golden Globe victor will also remain on the series as the writer, director, executive producer and star.Hailed as one of the best new comedies of 2016, Atlanta also won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Glover was recently nominated for a WGA Award and DGA Award. He won Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical Television Series and the show won Best Television Series, Comedy/Musical at the 2017 Golden Globes.