Donald Glover FX Pilot cast

Over the holiday weekend, we heard the next development for Donald Glover’s upcoming FX show, Atlanta, which now has a cast and is all the more ready for production and airing.

Glover himself will play Earnest “Earn” Marks. Earn is described as an artistic loner who left Atlanta to further his dreams of success, only to return beneath the dark cloud of supposed failure which informs his troubled relationship with Van — with whom he shares a daughter. Van is played by Zazie Beetz (Applesauce).

Earn’s cousin Alfred Miles, Atlanta’s most bankable and on-the-rise hip-hop star, is portrayed by Brian Tyree Henry — who you might recognize from HBO‘s Vice Principals or The Good Wife. Sensing an opportunity, Earn attempts to offer his services as Alfred’s manager — again seeking a path out of Atlanta. Alfred’s creative partner, Darius, will be played Lakeith Lee Stanfield (Dope, Selma).

The plot details that come with these characters sound pretty fascinating, in fact. I’m lookin’ forward to seeing it, hopefully by the end of this year as Atlanta begins filming later this month. Glover will also executive produce.

h/t Complex & Deadline

Donald Glover ‘Atlanta’ pilot green-lit

Great news: Donald Glover is coming back to TV, officially.

Earlier in the year, it was reported he was working on his own show for FX ‘Atlanta’. This weekend, the news drops that FX has green-lit a pilot, which will star and be executive produced by Glover.

His role will be a natural fit for fans of Childish Gambino, the rapper. Via XXL:

The story for the half-hour comedy series will center around two cousins with vastly different lifestyles who are trying to make it in the thriving Atlanta rap scene. Gam will portray the role of Earnest “Earn” Marks, an underachiever who tries his hand at rapping.

Sound excellent. And I’m sure we’ll get some A-level raps from Gambino who I’m sure will wanna blow people away on TV. (Not on social media now, it seems. But hey, maybe he just cleared his Twitter to retweet this?? Haha.)

Anyway, this is me at the news: