Donald Glover expands FX ties with new production deal

The reason? Donald Glover's big role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo Stars Wars film, which is slated to hit theaters the same year. Season 2 is set for 2018 due to Donald Glover's busy schedule. Thanks to the show's success, FX has made a deal with Glover, with him signing on to create "new projects for FX". But fans anxious to see what happens in season two will have to wait until 2018.

FX has signed a development deal with Donald Glover, creator and star of Atlanta, a big victor at Sunday's Golden Globes, but the show itself won't be back until next year, the network announced Thursday.

The move signals the network's commitment to Glover and echoes a similar deal between FX and Louis C.K. back in 2013, following the third season of C.K.'s critically acclaimed Louie.

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. Just days after his Golden Globes triumph, Glover landed a Directors Guild Award nomination to add to his Writers Guild nod.

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FX president of original programming and FX Productions, Nick Grad said: "Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one unbelievable project after another".

"American Horror Story launched the modern limited series revolution and-as evidenced by the most recent installment Roanoke-it remains as vital today as when Murder House stunned audiences six years ago", said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions.

Fresh off a few wins at the Golden Globes, Donald Glover's excellent week just got even better.

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