Thursday, October 15, 2015

FX Orders 10 Episodes of Comedy 'Atlanta' Starring Donald Glover

FX has given a 10-episode series order to comedy Atlanta written by and starring Community alum Donald Glover. The first season will debut in 2016. The comedy also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.

"Atlanta draws on Donald's considerable talents as a musical, actor and writer to give us something unique," said Nick Grad, President of Original Program, FX Networks. "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 for the debut of Atlanta next year."

Atlanta will be produced by FX Productions, with Glover, Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment on board as executive producers.

Glover plays Earnest "Earn" Marks, a loner who returns to his hometown of Atlanta to try to make ends meet before being drawn into the rap scene when his cousin, Alfred Miles (Henry), suddenly becomes the city's hottest thing, skyrocketing into fame. Stanfield plays Darius, Miles' musical collaborator and right-hand man. Beetz plays Van, Earn's on-and-off love interest with whom he has a daughter.