Childish Gambino's Donald Glover to Star in Series Pilot About 'Atlanta' Rap Scene

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Donald Glover of Childish Gambino performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 3, 2014 in Austin, Texas. 

We may have first been introduced to Donald Glover via his role on Community, but he's been sitting pretty squarely in our minds as the rapper Childish Gambino recently -- even picking up two Grammy nominations for his album Because the Internet

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But next year's shaping up to be a big year for Glover's acting career, with roles in The Martian alongside Matt Damon and Magic Mike 2. Now Complex reports, via Deadline, Glover will star in a series pilot for FX, called Atlanta

Glover -- will also executive produce the show -- will play Earnest "Earn" Marks, a college dropout who pursues dreams as a rapper after his cousin hits the big time. 


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