We have good news and bad news for fans of Donald Glover. The good news is that there will definitely be a second season of FX’s hit show Atlanta. The bad news is that we won’t be getting any until 2018.
The reason that production of Glover’s amazingly executed urban series is because the actor has to focus on his new supporting role in Disney’s standalone Hans Solo Star Wars feature that is still untitled. Atlanta, which is about two cousins trying to make it in the rap industry but their harebrained schemes get them into sticky situations. The shows dramatic yet comedic situations and celebrity cameos have earned the show around 4.8 million viewers per episode.
You may remember Donald from the show 30 Rock where he not only wrote episodes but also starred in the show like he does in Atlanta. Although Glover is only 33, he has also starred in the NBC show Community and has even had his own stand-up comedy special. Did we mention that the actor is also a hip-hop artist that goes by the pseudo name Childish Gambino?
Most recently, the multi-talented writer made headlines for his Golden Globes appearance. Glover won the award for best actor in a TV Comedy or Music for his role in Atlanta. It wasn’t the fact that he won the award that made headlines, because it was well deserved, it was his acceptance speech that had the crowd and viewers at home go wild. In his speech, Donald thanked the rap group Migos, who also appeared in an episode of Atlanta, for making the song Bad and Boujee.
He also compared Migos to The Beatles in a post award interview. If you are a rap lover or you’ve seen the hilarious memes that have been sweeping the internet that includes lines Rain drop, drop top from the song, you were probably already aware of the song. However, there were some people in the audience, like Jake Gyllenhaal, who were unaware of what Donald was referring to. Well the shoutout that Glover gave caused the song to jump to number one on the charts and sales of the song also soared all within the following 24 hours, according to Complex.
It seems as though Donald Glover is going to cook up more than just another season of Atlanta because the presidents over programming at FX said that “Atlanta is 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,” according to Variety. They also added that they were “proud to partner with Donald in an overall deal that will allow him to continue turning his creative vision into incredible television.”
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By Rikkaya Wilson
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