Back in 2013, actor and rapper Donald Glover signed a deal to create a TV show for FX in which he will star, write, and executive produce. Three years later, it looks like the show will finally hit the airwaves. Described as “‘Twin Peaks’ with rappers,” “Atlanta” follows two cousins trying to break into the Atlanta rap scene while dealing with the surreal nature of their lives. Check out the first teaser for the show above, which is inspired by Spike Jonze’s music video for Pharcyde’s 1995 single “Drop.”
Glover started his career as a writer for Tina Fey’s NBC sitcom “30 Rock” and as a member of the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy with DC Pierson and Dominic Dierkes. The group later released a feature-length film “Mystery Team.” Glover then went on to co-star in Dan Harmon’s acclaimed sitcom “Community” as Troy Barnes, the goofy former high school football star whose friendship with Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi) was a series highlight. He also performs hip-hop under the stage name Childish Gambino and has released two studio albums; the most recent release “Because the Internet” received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album and was certified gold by the RIAA.
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“Atlanta” will premiere its ten-episode debut season sometime in September on FX. Watch Spike Jonze’s video for “Drop” below.