Fans of superstar Donald Glover often find themselves discussing his long list of accomplishments. It looks like they can add another multi-year contract to that list. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Glover has exited his previous arrangement with Disney and FX to enter a contract with Amazon, which is reportedly worth eight-figures. The deal includes multiple projects, which will air as part of a content channel that is dedicated to Glover. His brother Stephen Glover, frequent writing partner and co-creator of Atlanta, also signed over to Amazon as part of the deal. The first content to come out of the signing will most likely be a new Mr. and Mrs. Smith reboot, which was announced via Instagram only days ago. Glover will be joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who skyrocketed to stardom with Amazon’s hit Fleabag.
In addition to starring in various projects, the actor-musician will also produce several new series. One of these is in early development, which will go by Hive. The show will center around a Beyonce-like figure and includes former First Daughter Malia Obama as part of the writing staff. Hive‘s showrunner will be Janine Nabers, who is best known for her work on HBO’s Watchmen.
Luckily for fans, this move will not affect the fan-favorite show, Atlanta. The Emmy-award-winning FX series already got renewed for two more seasons. The third season will enter production in March. It’s been almost three years since the second season aired in 2018. Luckily, Glover took to his social media recently to ensure viewers that writing for the future of the show is going very well. The next seasons are aiming to air back-to-back.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline