Donald Glover's Atlanta has been renewed for a second season. FX announced their decision Tuesday alongside a renewal order for Better Things, the Louis C.K.-produced comedy starring Pamela Adlon which also premiered this year. For those into things like shows that are actually good, this is tremendous news.
"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 at FX, told Complex 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, created by and starring Glover as Earnest "Earn" Marks, has maintained top numbers for FX since its premiere and has been met with nearly unanimous praise from both critics and casual TV viewers alike. Last week, FX touted Atlanta as not only undeniably great, but also undeniably popular. The double-episode series premiere earned the network the "best audience of any basic cable primetime scripted comedy" since 2013 in the most important demographic, a.k.a. non-old people.
Next for Glover is the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, and Hannibal Buress. The extent of Glover's role in Jon Watts' reboot remains a mystery, though we can probably rely on it being extra dope considering the fact that his appearance in The Martian most certainly was.