Rap comedy Atlanta recently found a home at FX, when the network offered a resounding vote of early confidence to Donald Glover’s new creative venture with a full season order, and today, we have our first look at FX’s new kid on the block.
After developing the series himself, the Community star also leads the drama as Earn Marks, a budding music manager trying to crack into the hyper-competitive business in the titular city. Glover, who operates in the music industry under the stage name Childish Gambino, is himself a rapper who grew up close to Atlanta, and we’re excited to see the actor’s passion project in motion later this year.
Atlanta will make its bow via FX on September 6. Keith Stanfield and Zazie Beets also star.
In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. “Earn Marks” (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. “Alfred Marks” (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. “Darius” (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary. “Vanessa” (Zazie Beetz) is Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter. Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment.