Maybe you’ve thought Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has been relatively quiet after the release of his mixtape earlier this year, but turns out he’s been shaping up for a huge 2015. He just landed a role alongside Matt Damon in next year’s The Martian, he’s set to appear in Magic Mike 2, and now Deadline reports that the multi talented actor will star in a new pilot for FX titled Atlanta.
The show will be centered “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 star as Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks; a college dropout who decides to pursue his rap dreams after witnessing his cousin become a star. Donald will be executive producing the project, but so far FX has only ordered the pilot episode for a test run.
On the rap side of things, he’s not doing so bad either. His album, last year’s Because the Internet just received two Grammy nominations.