Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Renewed For Second Season On FX
Donald Glover's new television show Atlanta has been renewed for a second season by FX. The decision was made after only four episodes of the first season had been aired.
The comedy starring Donald Glover, known by his music moniker, Childish Gambino, will be renewed for a 10-episode sophomore season. The current premiere season is only nine episodes.
The show has been very well-received by fans and critics thus far. FX also renewed fellow newcomer Better Things.
"It's really gratifying to launch two new comedies that have received overwhelming critical acclaim right out of the gate and that are emblematic of FX's award-winning brand," said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions in a statement.
Atlanta scored the highest basic cable primetime scripted debut in more than three years among the coveted adult 18-49 demographic. It was also the most watched telecast of a new comedy series in that same 18-49 demographic since April 2014.
The show follows Glover's character Earn as he tries to manage various relationships as a father, son and cousin in the harsh Atlanta music scene. Earn and his cousin Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles find a way to work their way through the music scene, strengthening their familial bond along the way.
"It is clear to us that Atlanta and Better Things have struck a nerve with viewers, which is a credit to Donald Glover's vision for Atlanta and Pamela Adlon's vision for Better Things," continues Grad & Schrier in the statement. "They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce."
The first episode premiered on Sept. 6. It airs every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. EST.