Donald Glover is having a big week.
Hot off his two Golden Globe wins, the acclaimed writer/singer/actor/Migos fan has just signed a new production deal with FX.
Under the partnership, Childish Gambino will be developing new series for FX Networks, other networks, and streaming services.
FX’s president of original programming Nick Grad sang Glover’s praises. “Donald is a remarkable artist, effortlessly shifting from actor to writer, producer, director and musician to create one amazing project after another,” said Grad (via CNN). “‘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.”
On Sunday, Glover won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his work on “Atlanta.” The show’s cast also celebrated a win in the Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical category.
“Atlanta” became one of the biggest shows on television last year in its inaugural season. FX says it was “basic cable’s most-watched new comedy in three years among adults ages 18-49” and “the highest-rated comedy in FX Networks’ history.” But “Atlanta” fans may not be happy to hear that the series won’t be returning for a second season until 2018 due to Glover’s busy schedule.
In addition to all of the above, Glover’s got plenty of other gigs. As Gambino, he recently released his album Awaken, My Love! and he’s also slated to appear as young Lando in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film.