After destroying records for the first 3 episodes of any comedy show premiere, Atlanta will be getting renewed on FX for its second season. The show, produced and written by Childish Gambino, has received a lot of attention because of the Atlanta rapper’s involvement with the show, and especially the funny role he plays in it.
Presidents of Original Programming for FX, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier announced today that Atlanta and another comedy series, Better Things, will be getting renewed for a 10 episode second season. Per the Hollywood Reporter:
“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,” Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, said Tuesday in a statement. “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.”
The series follows two cousins working through the Atlanta music scene in a way to better their lives and that of their families. It is executive produced by Gambino himself along side FX studios and showrunner Paul Simms and MGMT Entertainment’s Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle. After having the biggest 3 episode debut in a comedy since April of 2014, Atlanta has proven itself, and with the acclaim Better Things is having as well, they are both slated to be two of the biggest shows on TV.