FX has picked up “Atlanta,” a comedy series created by and starring Donald Glover, for 10 episodes.
The show will star Glover (“Community”) as one of two cousins trying to make it in the Atlanta rap scene. The cast also includes Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield (“Straight Outta Compton”) and Zazie Beetz.
“‘Atlanta’ draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” FX president of original programming Nick Grad says 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 [‘Girls,’ ‘NewsRadio’ and director Hiro Murai.”
“Atlanta” will premiere sometime in 2016.