Not too long ago, we learned that Donald Glover’s presence on the forthcoming fifth season of the NBC comedy series “Community” would be reduced significantly. It was reported the actor, writer, producer, comedian and rapper will only show up in five of the 13 ordered episodes for the season so he can focus more on his musical career under his alias Childish Gambino. Now we have another reason.
Deadline has word that Glover is set to write, executive produce and star in a new half-hour comedy series called “Atlanta” on the FX network. The series is set in the heart of the Atlanta music scene where Glover grew up and likely found inspiration for his lower profile (but still impressive) rapping career. FX landed the series after their willingness to work with Glover’s touring schedule, so his desire to focus more on his musical career wasn’t just an excuse.
In case you’re not aware, Glover is also an accomplished stand-up comedian with a couple Comedy Central appearances under his belt, including his hour-long special Weirdo, which you can watch in full right here:
Aside from Community, Glover is no stranger to working behind the scenes on TV. The comedian won an Emmy as a writer on “3o Rock” from 2008-2009, in addition to doing tons of improv work with his friends in Derrick Comedy, who made the hilarious indie film Mystery Team a few years ago. Glover can currently be seen in The To-Do List starring Aubrey Plaza, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do with his own show, especially on a network like FX which has become a haven for edgy comedy series.
Latest posts by Ethan Anderton (see all)
- UPDATED: Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Shot a Secret Lifetime Movie Called ‘A Deadly Adoption’ - June 3, 2015
- Over 13,000 Fans Petition to Save ‘Tron 3’ from Being Derezzed - June 1, 2015
- ‘Jaws’ Returning to Theaters for 40th Anniversary - May 28, 2015
- Could Wolverine Have a Cameo in ‘Deadpool? - May 26, 2015
- Jack Black Reteams with ‘Nacho Libre’ Director for ‘Micronations’ Comedy - May 18, 2015