Comedian and actor Donald Glover, aka rapper Childish Gambino, will now add showrunner to his growing list of multihyphenates. Glover will executive-produce, write and star in a new television series currently in development with FX, according to Deadline.
Tentatively entitled Atlanta, the comedy is set against the backdrop of the Atlanta music scene. Glover grew up in Atlanta and has an active music career as a hip-hop artist, stage name Childish Gambino. I hear several networks were interested in Atlanta but, in addition to the FX comedy brand, Glover also was attracted by the network's willingness to accommodate his music touring schedule. Glover is free and clear to topline Atlanta as he is no longer a regular on Community and is set to appear in five of the 13 episodes of the cult NBC comedy's upcoming fifth season.
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