The second season of FX’s Golden Globe winning comedy Atlanta’ won’t premiere until 2018 due to its lead actor, writer and director Donald Glover’s production schedule. The network announced at Thursday’s the #Television Critics Association winter press tour that the show would be delayed due to Glover’s role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Stars Wars movie about a young Han Solo. He will star in the #Film alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo himself.

‘Atlanta’ won Best Comedy series at Sunday’s Golden Globes and Glover won the Best Actor in a Comedy Series Award. The 33 year old actor, who previous starred in ‘Community’, also performs under the name Childish Gambino and will next be seen in the upcoming 'Spider: Homecoming'. 'Atlanta' revolves around rapper Earn who is trying to redeem himself in the eyes of his ex-girlfriend (and mother of his daughter) and family after dropping out of Princeton University.

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The show also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Keith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.

Glover seals exclusive deal

Despite this lengthy delay FX have confirmed that they are still committed to Donald Glover and his work with the president of original programming Nick Grad calling him a remarkable artist. Glover has recently inked an exclusive overall deal with the network and is expected to be developing other products alongside writing, directing, executive producing and starring in ‘Atlanta’. The star joins a roster of talent with overall deals at the cable channel which include Stephen Falk, Louis CK and the creators of ‘The Americans’.

'Atlanta' has been cited as the breakout comedy of year with it being praised for the honest portrayal of being a young, aspiring and black in the city. The show was basic cable’s most watched new comedy in three years and garners an average of 4.8 million viewers per episode with multiplatform viewing taken in account.

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On Wednesday, Glover added a Directors Guild Award nomination to the Writers Guild Award mention the show picked up last month.

The currently untitled #Star Wars prequel, which is currently untitled, is expected to be released in 2018.