An actor known for his role on the NBC comedy series “Community” has received a pilot order for a comedy project. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Donald Glover received an order for “Atlanta” from FX.
The project, created by Glover, will feature him as a college dropout named Earnest “Earn” Marks, who is trying to find success as a rapper, but his estranged cousin becomes a hit. The order comes soon after Glover received his first Grammy nominations, for best rap album and rap performance for his Childish Gambino alter-ego.
Glover won a Writers Guild Award for “30 Rock” before he appeared on “Community,” which he departed in the show’s fifth season. “Community” will return for a sixth season on Yahoo in 2015.