Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Pushed to 2018, Blame Han Solo
FX and Donald Glover’s Atlanta rightly cleaned up at the Golden Globes this past Sunday, but there’s good news and bad going forward. As expected, Season 2 has been pushed out of 2017 due to Glover’s Star Wars commitments, though FX and Glover have struck a deal for even more shows.
As announced at the FX TCA panels, Atlanta Season 2 is indeed pushed until 2018, so as to allow Glover to complete his work as Lando Calrissian in the as-yet-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film. Additionally, the ex-Community star has signed a new FX overall deal to develop new TV series for “FX Networks and other networks and streaming services.”
Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one amazing project after another. 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 itself took a lengthy development period to begin with, but will Season 2 have lost any momentum by moving to 2018? Stay tuned for the latest.