Atlanta is getting a second UK home. BBC Two has secured the rights to Donald Glover’s FX series after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The show’s first season will premiere on BBC Two on Sunday May 13th at 10pm.
BBC Two has developed quite the taste for FX original series. Atlanta joins an unusually large slate of U.S. acquisitions on the channel that includes American Crime Story, Feud and Snowfall – all of which are FX originals. This FTA deal has no impact on the studio’s prior agreement with FOX UK, who continue to hold first window rights and will start airing the show’s second season in June.
Atlanta tells the story of two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. Earn Marks is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. Alfred Marks is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. Darius is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary. Vanessa is Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter
The comedy series is produced by FX Productions and stars Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz. Glover created Atlanta and serves as Executive Producer alongside Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment. A second season has also been producer. There is no word yet on whether or not Atlanta will return for season three.