FX has given a 10-episode season order to “Atlanta,” the half-hour comedy created by and starring Donald Glover.
The series follows two cousins making their way through the Atlanta rap scene. Glover plays Earnest “Earn” Marks, a loner in an unglamorous job who, when his cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) becomes the city’s hot rapper, sees an opportunity to manage his career.
“‘Atlanta’ draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” Nick Grad, FX’s president of original programming, 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.”
Premiering next year, “Atlanta” also stars Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.
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