FX has ordered Donald Glover's long-awaited comedy series "Atlanta" for ten episodes. The show, which is set to debut next year, is centered around two cousins who are trying to start a career in the tough Atlanta rap scene.
Glover, who also serves as writer and executive producer, will star as Earnest "Earn" Mark, a manager who returns to Atlanta to manage his cousin Alfred Miles (played by "Broadwalk Empire's" Bryan Tyree Henry).
“Atlanta draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor, and writer to give us something unique,” says the President of FX Original Programming Nick 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.”
Donald Glover, most notably known as Childish Gambino, has been working on this series since 2013. But with 2014 being such a busy year for his music persona and 2015 was his return to the big screen, it's understandable why the show has taken so long to air.
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