Despite taking place two decades after the real verdict, all eyes were on FX last night for the closing statements of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Donald Glover’s upcoming rap drama Atlanta took full advantage of that hype as well, airing a brilliant meta spot tied to the series’ verdict, which you can watch right now.
The world has seemed curiously void of either Donald Glover or Childish Gambino of late, but FX has made it a mission to return both to the forefront. The former Community star’s Atlanta rap drama, well … Atlanta, has been given a series order for 2016.
Now that audiences have a fresh look at Donald Glover dancing his way through Magic Mike XXL this weekend, FX has officially set production on the former Community star’s new rap series Atlanta. The full cast list for Glover’s new project has arrived, along with a hose of new details about the main characters.
It’s been a good long while since ‘Community’ star Donald Glover was announced to develop an FX comedy based on the Atlanta rap scene, but ‘Atlanta’ is here at last. The cable network has officially ordered a pilot episode for Glover’s new series, releasing a few new plot details as well.
Well, this is an odd play for the Trade Federation. Just weeks after 'Community' fans had their hearts broken to learn that Donald Glover would take a reduced role in season 5 to focus on his music career as "Childish Gambino," Glover has been announced to return to TV to write, executive producer and star in his own music-themed FX comedy, 'Atlanta.' Cue Troy crying face!