FX Orders Donald Glover’s Pilot

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Childish Gambino performs at the village at the iHeart Radio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/WireImage)
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Last year, we reported that Donald Glover was in talks with FX about developing a comedy called Atlanta about the city’s rap scene. FX has now ordered a pilot for the show, saying, “Donald Glover is a uniquely talented actor and performer who brings real-life experience to this subject matter.”  Atlanta will probably have some meta-flavor, considering Glover’s forays into music as Childish Gambino, who snagged two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song. Glover, who is one of the executive producers, will also star as Earnest “Earn” Marks, a college dropout who aspires to be a rap star when his estranged family member suddenly hits it big. This year is closing nicely for Glover, who was filled with uncertainty about his post-Community life

FX Orders Donald Glover’s Pilot