*FX is headed to the dirty south.
The cable channel has given a 10-episode series order to Donald Glover‘s semi-autobiographical rap-themed comedy series, “Atlanta,” reports TVLine.com.
Glover wrote the pilot and will also serve as an executive producer on the series, which finds the “Community” alum playing Earnest “Earn” Marks, a college dropout who rediscovers his love for rap when his estranged cousin (Brian Tyree Henry) hits it big in the industry.
“’Atlanta’ draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” FX’s original programming president Nick Grad said in a statement. “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.”
“Atlanta” also stars Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.