Donald Glover Developing Series on Atlanta Music Industry

Rapper/actor will helm 30-minute scripted comedy.

Posted: 08/07/2013 10:19 AM EDT
Donald Glover

Donald Glover is developing a scripted comedy series based on the music industry in Atlanta, Vulture reports. FX picked up the 30-minute show, tentatively titled Atlanta

Glover is from the ATL, and will write, produce and star in the series. 

The actor/comedian hybrid splits time between television and rapping under his Childish Gambino alias. Less than a month ago, Glover announced that he was scaling down his role on NBC's Community to focus on his growing music career. According to Deadline.com, he chose FX over other interested networks, partly because they are willing to accommodate his busy touring schedule.

As Childish Gambino, Glover has released five mixtapes and four solo albums, the most recent being 2011's Camp. Although music is a passion, his career has been rooted mostly in television thus far. He started out as a writer for NBC's 30 Rock before moving on to Community, where he plays Troy Barnes, a former high school football star who lost his college scholarship.

FX has not announced a premiere date for Atlanta.


BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

  (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Samsung)

Videos You May Like

From Our Partners