Community alum Donald Glover has secured his next creative venture, after FX picked up the rights to his new rap comedy Atlanta and ordered it straight to series.
Due to air in the early stages of 2016, Glover’s project charts the budding rap careers of two like-minded cousins, who set out to climb the ladder and establish their names in the music industry within the title, capital city. It’ll tell the tale across 10 half-hour episodes, and Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz are all on board to star.
Upon securing the rights to Atlanta, Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX and FX Prods, released an official statement regarding the acquisition, expressing his own excitement in welcoming Glover’s project to the network.
“Atlanta draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” said Grad. “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.”
Having scripted numerous 30 Rock episodes, Glover will executive produce Atlanta alongside Paul Simms for FX. Beyond the brief description mentioned above, there’s little-to-no plot information to go on, but we’re excited to see how the actor’s next venture pans out.
Donald Glover – known in the music industry as Childish Gambino – has began to establish a presence in cinematic circles, too, with the most notable roles arriving by way of Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Magic Mike XXL. He’ll next be seen in Atlanta at some point in 2016.