Childish Gambino's 'Atlanta' Is Picked Up as a Series

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17:  Actor Donald Glover attends Relativity Media's special screening of "The Lazarus Effect" at Hollywood Forever on February 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Relativity Media)

Childish Gambino's 'Atlanta' Is Picked Up as a Series

It's slated for a 2016 premiere.

Published October 15, 2015

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) told a funny story about his transition from actor to rapper recently on Conan that involved his mom being heartbroken because she’ll never meet Alec Baldwin. It was yet another sign that Glover might have left acting for good.

Many of us still miss Glover’s antics as Troy on Community. But when word got out that he was working on another television series called Atlanta, we were curious to see what that would entail. Mainly because it would mean Gambino is back on our television sets.

FX announced earlier today that they’ve picked up Atlanta as a series. Slated for a 2016 premiere, the show will revolve around two cousins — one played by Glover — about their rise in the rap scene.

More details: Glover is set to executive produce the series along with Paul Simms (Girls) and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment. Others to join the cast include Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz. 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.

  (Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Relativity Media)

Written by Eric Diep


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