Glover’s production schedule is causing the delay in more Atlanta episodes.
FX is “fully supportive” of the postponement.
“We are thrilled for him,” stated the network’s CEO John Landgraf about Glover’s turn as Lando.
The cable channel’s openness to waiting a year for more shows could be due to the fact Atlanta was a commercial and critical success.
The Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy was also rewarded to Atlanta.
There are also reports that Glover signed a production deal with FX.
“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,” said Nick Grad, president of Original Programming for FX. “We’re proud to partner with Donald in an overall deal that will allow him to continue turning his creative vision into incredible television.”