"Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one amazing project after another,” FX president of original programming and FX Productions Nick Grad 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 — which was first put in development in 2013 — ranked as THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman's top comedy and No. 3 overall series of 2016. The series, which was recently nominated for WGA and DGA awards, was basic cable's most-watched new comedy in three years among the core adults 18-49 demographic. It is also the highest-rated comedy in FX history, averaging 4.8 million total viewers when tabulating linear and non-linear platforms.
Glover, who joins a roster of talent with overall deals at FXP including Stephen Falk, Louis C.K. and The Americans creators, among others, is repped by WME, MGMT Entertainment and Ginsburg Daniels.