FX has finally ordered a pilot for Donald Glover‘s comedy series Atlanta. We first heard about the project over a year ago, and it looks like there’s finally some forward motion. The show will center around two cousins on their way up in the Atlanta rap scene. Glover will serve as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms (Girls, Flight of the Conchords), and Dianne McGunigle.
Glover got his start as a writer on 30 Rock, and after a three year stint on that show he certainly has the experience to pen his own sitcom. As Troy Barnes on Community, Glover played one of my all time favorite sitcom characters and demonstrated preternatural comedic skill – from timing to physical gags, Glover was always on point. Just last Friday he scored his first Grammy nominations as Childish Gambino. Basically this sounds a series fine-tuned to Glover’s talents and sensibilities, and I couldn’t be more excited. Hit the jump for more.