Multitalented Community star Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is shaping up for a big 2015. He recently landed a meaty role in next year's The Martian alongside Matt Damon, will appear in Magic Mike 2, and now he's set to star in a series pilot for FX titled Atlanta.
Deadline reports that Atlanta would center "around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy."
Glover, who is executive producing Atlanta, will play “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” a college dropout who decides to pursue his hip hop dreams after his cousin becomes a star. So far, FX has only ordered the pilot, which means its a long way off from becoming an actual series, but it's a big development for a project that has been stalled for more than a year.
The news comes just a week after Glover received two Grammy nominations for his work as Childish Gambino on the album Because the Internet.