Childish Gambino To Executive Produce & Star In TV Pilot ‘Atlanta’

blame it on JES7 December 13, 2014


Outside of a few releases here and there and securing a role as the new Spiderman, ‘Bino has been pretty quiet. At least on the social media tip. A quiet protest of sorts, perhaps? Who knows.

A quick look at Wikipedia shows the comedian/actor/writer/rapper has snatched up a few roles in some upcoming movies, including the 2015 horror flick The Lazarus Effect, starring AHS actor Evan Peters and Olivia Wilde.

Now, the Hollywood Reporter has announced that Donald is set to executive produce and star in a new pilot for FX titled Atlanta.

Glover also will star as one half of the central duo: two cousins, with wildly different takes on life, navigating the Atlanta rap scene. Glover plays Earnest “Earn” Marks, a college drop-out who taps into his own musical aspirations when his estranged family member finds sudden fame.

FX’s president of original programming praised the 31-year old actor, saying:

Not only is Donald a very gifted actor, he has achieved tremendous success and acclaim as the musical artist Childish Gambino. He, along with Paul Simms, has a very honest, sometimes serious, and funny perspective on life, the world of rap music and the city of Atlanta.

The half hour comedy has been in development since 2013.

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