FX has officially ordered the pilot for series, “Atlanta” from actor and writer Donald Glover. He is most known for starring on “Community,” writing for “30 Rock,” and as rapper Childish Gambino.
“Atlanta” will revolve around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy. Glover will play “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” a college drop-out who reconnects with his long-buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a sudden star.
Glover will also serve as Executive Producer for the series alongside Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of Schiff Company. The pilot will be produced by FX Productions.
The news was announced by the Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier
“Donald Glover is a uniquely talented actor and performer who brings real-life experience to this subject matter,” said Grad. “Not only is Donald a very gifted actor, he has achieved tremendous success and acclaim as the musical artist Childish Gambino. He, along with Paul Simms, has a very honest, sometimes serious, and funny perspective on life, the world of rap music and the city of Atlanta.”