Donald Glover Comedy Ordered to Series at FX

“Community” vet will star in and executive produce half-hour comedy “Atlanta”

Last Updated: October 15, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

FX has given a first season order to “Atlanta,” a comedy series starring and created by “Community” alum Donald Glover.

The series, which follows two cousins on their way up through the “Atlanta” rap scene will also star Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.

“Atlanta draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” Nick Grad president of original programming for FX, 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. We can’t wait to for the debut of Atlanta next year.”

Glover, who has received two Grammy nominations for his rap career as Childish Gambino, will serve as executive producer, alongside Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment.

The series will be produced by FX Productions, and is set to premiere on FX in 2016.