The instant hit, starring Glover, follows aspiring hip-hop music manager Earnest Marks and his suddenly famous and estranged cousin. When season one premiered, the show broke records with “the best debut numbers of any basic cable primetime scripted comedy in over three years in the 18-49 demo,” according to Variety.
Along with Atlanta, FX series Better Things is also being brought back for a sophomore season.
“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. “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.’ They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce.”
Not only does Donald Glover star in Atlanta, he’s the executive producer of the comedy. Will you be tuning in to see what all the hype’s about?
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