FX Gives Series Order to Donald Glover Comedy ‘Atlanta’

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FX has given a series order to a comedy created by and starring “Community” alum Donald Glover. “Atlanta”  revolves around two cousins on their way up in Atlanta’s rap music scene.

The half-hour series has a 10-episode order from FX for premiere next year. Glover is exec producing with Paul Simms for FX Prods. and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment.

Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield (who was just named one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch) and Zazie Beetz are co-stars. The series is targeted to air next year.

“ ‘Atlanta’ draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX and FX Prods. “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 to for the debut of ‘Atlanta’ next year.”

Glover’s credits also include writing for NBC’s “30 Rock.”

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  1. Lex Nekst says:

    Donald Glover is unfunny and your rap music is garbage- even worse you’re a fraud always trying to capitalize on a city you’ve done nothing for. I’m sure the sheep in this comment section eat it up, but I call BS. We greenlit dude, so please let us see yu out and about in the city. It’s no fly zone for frauds and we play for keeps.

  2. Jake Whiteman says:

    Greatness, lemme buy the directors cut right now.

  3. Mike"WhiteBoySpacey"Koch says:

    donald glover is an amazing example of pure talent he raises the bar so high for all aspects of entertainment and its all original whatever he touches turns to gold, i look forward to working with him in the future!

  4. lindsey says:

    This will be a downer. He hasn’t been funny in a long time. He’s an artist, not a comedian, not a stand-up, not a writer, and not a rapper. Successful at all of them and happy with none.

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