Donald Glover is getting into business with Amazon Studios. Sources close to the situation tell Deadline Atlanta creator Glover has left his previous home at Disney-owned FX for a multi-year overall deal, believed to be in the eight figures.
Sources also say Malia Obama has joined the writers’ room of one of Glover’s initial projects at the studio, a mini-room for a Janine Nabers project about a Beyonce-like figure.
His brother, Stephen Glover, who wrote and produced on Atlanta, also has inked an overall deal at the studio, according to a person familiar with the deal.
As part of the pact, Glover’s work also would be featured on a content portal on Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon declined to comment.
The news comes just days after Glover announced he and Phoebe Waller-Bridge were working on a reboot of a feature film Mr. & Mrs. Smith as a television series for Amazon.
The show, co-created by Atlanta writer/producer Francesca Sloane, comes from New Regency and Amazon Studios.
Waller-Bridge has an overall deal with the streamer, as does Sloane.
The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the deal.