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[12/12/14 - 12:45 PM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Series Pilot "Atlanta" from Award-Winning Actor and Writer Donald Glover
The project revolves around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.







ATLANTA (FX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/12/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, December 2014) FX Networks has ordered the comedy series pilot Atlanta created by and starring award-winning actor and writer Donald Glover (Community, 30 Rock), it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms (Girls, Flight of the Conchords, NewsRadio), and Dianne McGunigle of Schiff Company. The pilot will be produced by FX Productions. Atlanta revolves around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy. Glover will play "Earnest 'Earn' Marks," a college drop-out who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a sudden star.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Donald Glover as Earnest "Earn" Marks
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dianne McGunigle as EP
· Donald Glover as CRTR/EP
· Paul Simms as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FX Productions
· Schiff Company