2:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Atlanta' Breakout Stephen Glover Inks Overall Deal With FX
FX is expanding its relationship with Stephen Glover.
The cable network has signed an overall deal with the Atlanta writer-producer, who is the younger brother of the show's star Donald Glover.
The pact, which will see him develop projects for the cabler's sibling studio FX Productions for FX and other outlets, comes as he is readying an animated Deadpool TV series for FXX and Marvel.
“We can’t wait to build on the success Stephen’s achieved as a writer and producer.” FX president of original programming Eric Schrier said Wednesday in a statement. “We appreciate everything Stephen has done to make Atlanta one of the best comedies on TV, taking an even bigger role with his brother Donald on the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool animated series, and now creating his own projects with the same uncompromising artistry.”
Glover won two WGA Awards for Atlanta's critically hailed first season, taking home the writing prize as well as the honor for outstanding comedy series. Atlanta's second season will air in 2018 on FX, with Deadpool slated to come to FXX next year as well.
Glover becomes the latest member of the Peabody-winning Atlanta team to sign an overall deal with producers FX Productions. Donald Glover also has an overall deal with FXP, with breakout writer Stefani Robinson also signing a development pact in October. That came as part of a meteoric rise for Robinson, who was merely an assistant at the Gersh Agency when she landed her staff writer position on Atlanta. Though she's quickly added other credits, Atlanta was her first formal writing job.
Glover is repped by WME and Lev Ginsburg.