Under the new deal, Simms will continue as executive producer on FX’s hit breakout “Atlanta,” while also developing, writing, and producing new TV projects for FXP.
“We’ve had a great experience working with Paul on ‘Atlanta.’ Paul has a track record of success and we look forward to him developing new projects for FXP,” said Nick Grad, who made the announcement with Eric Schrier, his co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
“Atlanta,” the most-watched new scripted cable comedy series of 2016, has won numerous awards and is a shoo-in for Thursday’s Emmy nominations. Aside from serving as executive producer on that critically-acclaimed series, Simms has written for “The Larry Sanders Show,” “The Flight of the Conchords,” “Girls,” and “NewsRadio,” which he also created. He is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.
Simms is repped by CAA.