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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