Donald Glover’s FX hip-hop comedy pilot ‘Atlanta’ is happening

Donald Glover will create and star in a new comedy pilot for FX Networks. Childish Gambino is already working on the next season of Community for Yahoo! Screen and his next project Atlanta will show off more of his hip-hop chops. Atlanta is about two cousins working their way up the Atlanta rap scene but their warring opinions on art vs. commerce, success and race make their journey difficult. Donald Glover will play “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” a college drop-out who reconnects with a long-lost desire for the mic when his estranged cousin becomes a hit star. Glover has already established himself as an accomplished rapper under the name Childish Gambino, receiving his first-ever Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album for Because The Internet and Best Rap Performance for “3005.” His 2012 stand-up special Weirdo just went live on Netflix this month.

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