Donald Glover has reportedly left his previous creative partnership with channel FX, to sign a multiple-year, eight-figure deal with Amazon.
The multi-talented artist is also said to be getting a content channel on Prime Video.
The Amazon Deal
Glover is responsible for the FX show ‘Atlanta’. Stephen Glover, Donald’s brother who also writes and produces ‘Atlanta’ alongside him — also reportedly signed an overall deal with Amazon too.
The Amazon deal, which has been in the works for weeks, will also see Glover executive produce other projects for Amazon. Sources note one such project is already beginning to come together: a potential series called ‘Hive’, which is rumored to revolve around a Beyoncé-inspired figure and stem from writer Janine Nabers.
The project has already begun staffing a writers room, with sources noting Malia Obama, daughter of former U.S. president Barack Obama, is among those recruited to work on the series!
Donald Glover, who goes by Childish Gambino also, will not impact FX’s critical darling ‘Atlanta’, due to the move. The award-winning comedy has already been renewed for seasons three and four and, per sources, will begin production in March. Both seasons will be filmed back-to-back in a bid to return the comedy to the air as soon as possible.
Mr. & Mrs Smith 2.0!
The news of the Amazon deal comes days after Donald Glover announced that he and creator of ‘Fleabag’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge would be creating, starring and executive producing an update of New Regency’s Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie feature film ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’. We can’t contain our excitement!
Donald Glover announced that ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ would be arriving in 2022 on Amazon.
By: Anjana Sathyanarayan