FX Productions just signed a deal with everyone's favorite creator, Donald Glover. In addition to the juggernaut that is Atlanta, the 33-year-old musically known as Childish Gambino, "will develop new projects for FX and other networks/streaming services." The Hollywood Reporter notes that "terms were not announced."
Louis C.K. has a similar deal with FX, and has been instrumental in creating/directing/writing Zach Galifianakis' Baskets, Pamela Adlon's Better Things and Tig Notaro's One Mississippi. Glover's deal for the new Golden Globe–winner Atlanta was, at its 2013 inception, viewed as the fabled Louis C.K. Deal: multidisciplined auteur plays creator, writer, producer, director, star and doesn't get his vision or execution tampered with by the network.
Next time someone lines something similar up, it's the Donald Glover Deal.
Also, though, Atlanta won't be back till 2018.
Nick Grad, FX president of original programming and FX Productions, stated about Glover's overall deal:
"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."
At the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Atlanta won Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, and Glover won Best Actor in a TV Comedy. Check out his acceptance speeches, then watch this excellently old school Bonnaroo conversation with the dude: