FX's Atlanta return pushed to 2018 due to Han Solo movie
A scruffy looking nerf herder is delaying the return of FX’s new hit comedy series.
FX’s Atlanta won’t be back until 2018, the network revealed Thursday, due to certain other commitments of its creator and star Donald Glover.
Glover has a pretty good excuse, though — he was recently cast as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars stand-alone Han Solo movie, which begins shooting this month.
So even though Atlanta just won two Golden Globes this week — for best comedy series and best actor for Glover — fans will have to wait a bit longer than they expected.
FX is intent on locking down Glover as a talent, however. The network just signed an overall deal with Glover to produce more content for the cable channel.
“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.”
In other FX news, American Horror Story has been renewed through 2019 — meaning an addition eighth and ninth season has been added to its plans. The network also set premiere dates for Feud and The Americans.
Created by and starring Donald Glover, this absurdist FX comedy follows two cousins and their best friend as they try to make it in the titular city's rap scene.