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Donald Glover Is Reportedly Ditching FX For A Massive Amazon Deal

And Malia Obama is reportedly involved.

You know Donald Glover.

Donald Glover at a gala in Los Angeles in November 2019 wearing a floral patterned blazer and a flow-y blouse
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And you know that the multi-hyphenate is responsible for the FX show Atlanta.

Lakeith Stanfield, Donald Glover, and Brian Tyree Henry sit on a couch in the TV show Atlanta
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Glover has reportedly left his previous creative partnership with FX to sign a multiple-year, eight-figure deal with Amazon.

Donald Glover at Studio Salon in Los Angeles
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That's a lot of figures.

What's more, the deal reportedly includes an entire Amazon Prime Video channel dedicated to works by Glover, as well as other artists' curated work.

Donald Glover looks over his shoulder while sitting down at the British Academy Brittania Awards in October 2019
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Stephen Glover — Donald's brother, who writes and produces Atlanta alongside him — reportedly also signed an overall deal with Amazon.

But wait, there's more: Malia Obama has reportedly been hired as part of the show's writers room for Hive, a TV series in early development, the plot of which THR describes as "[revolving] around a Beyoncé-like figure."

Malia Obama walks in Manhattan in 2017 wearing a flannel-print collared dress and jacket while carrying a backpack in her hands
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All this news comes hot off the recent announcement that Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are creating and starring in a TV series reboot of the action comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover at the British Academy Britannia Awards in October 2019
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For those worrying about the fate of Atlanta, don't fret: THR also reports that the third and fourth seasons of the show start shooting in March, and the Amazon deal has no effect on the show.

Lakeith Stanfield, Donald Glover, and Brian Tyree Henry sitting on steps in coordinating pajamas in the TV show Atlanta
Guy D'Alema / FX / Courtesy Everett Collection

Sounds like a lot of exciting stuff is coming!

Donald Glover performs as Childish Gambino at the 2019 Outside Lands festival in San Francisco
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