Let’s start with the not-so-great news: Atlanta, the highest-rated comedy in FX history, won’t return until 2018. Bummer. But the totally great news? Golden Globe-winning series creator and star Donald Glover just inked a potentially game-changing overall deal with the network, a production agreement that’s set to include even more new projects in the future.
We already know that Donald Glover‘s long-awaited FX series Atlanta is undeniably great, but is it also undeniably popular? According to the stats surrounding last week’s double-episode premiere, the answer is a very firm hell yes. FX Networks announced Tuesday that Atlanta bagged the “best audience of any basic cable primetime scripted comedy” in more than three years in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.