FX orders 10 episodes of Community alum Donald Glover's 'Atlanta'
FX is headed to Atlanta with Donald Glover.
The network announced on Thursday that it has ordered 10 episodes of the hip-hop-themed comedy starring the Community alum.
Glover — who also has a successful career as rapper Childish Gambino — created the series and will serve as executive producer alongside Paul Simms (the Girls executive producer who created NewsRadio).
“Atlanta draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” FX president of original programming Nick Grad said in a statement today. “The story is made all the more powerful by the great cast and the contributions of Donald’s fellow executive producer Paul Simms and director Hiro Murai. We can’t wait for the debut of Atlanta next year.”
The show, which was ordered as a pilot late last year, centers on a pair of cousins who are trying to make their mark on the Atlanta rap scene. It also stars Brian Tyree Henry (Boardwalk Empire), Lakeith Lee Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton) and Zazie Beetz (Applesauce).
Glover, who currently can be seen on the big screen in The Martian, was a writer on 30 Rock before starring in Community.