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FX orders Donald Glover pilot about Atlanta rap scene

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FX Networks has ordered a pilot from Donald Glover that combines this former Community star’s two worlds: comedy and rap. Glover will star in the pilot, Atlanta, which he created.

The pilot follows two cousins in the Atlanta rap scene, with Glover playing a character named Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks, described as a “college dropout 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 executive produce the show with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle.

Glover, who performs as Childish Gambino, is enjoying his own success in the world of rap: He was recently nominated for two Grammys.  The actor departed Community during its fifth season earlier this year.