Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Series Picked Up by FX

Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Series Picked Up by FX
Donald Glover has offered up myriad creative projects over the years, showing off his writing talents at 30 Rock, his acting chops on shows like Community and in movies like Magic Mike XXL, and even taking a musical detour as Childish Gambino. Glover's now set to return to the small screen, though, as FX has ordered ten episodes of his new series Atlanta.
 
The half-hour comedy program follows two cousins trying to hit it big in Atlanta's rap music scene, and Glover will star alongside Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz. Hiro Murai will direct.
 
In addition to his role as creator and actor, Glover will executive produce the series with Paul Simms (FX Productions) and Dianne McGunigle (MGMT Entertainment).
 
"Atlanta draws on Donald's considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique," said Nick Grad, FX's president of original programming [via Variety]. "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."