Donald Glover has inked a big deal at Amazon, which means he is leaving FX, where he is currently under an overall deal. In case you are wondering: No, this will not impact the upcoming seasons of Atlanta or any future seasons of the show. The new Amazon deal is reportedly in the eight-figure range.
As reported in The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive, “The pact is believed to include a content channel of sorts that will spotlight Glover’s work and other curated content on Amazon’s Prime Video hub. Additionally, Stephen Glover — who wrote and produced on Atlanta alongside his brother — has also signed an overall deal with Amazon.”
It is said that this news was in the making for a few weeks and comes on the heels of the announcement that he and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are creating and starring in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith series at the streamer. Glover also worked with Amazon on his Guava Island project.
Glover will executive produce projects, one which is a potential series titled Hive, “rumored to revolve around a Beyonce-like figure and stem from writer Janine Nabers.” It already has a writing room and Malia Obama is reportedly on staff.
Meanwhile, Atlanta‘s third and fourth seasons are waiting in the wings to head in production as the goal is to have the show return back on the Disney-owned FX as soon as possible.