Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz have signed on to the cast of Atlanta, a new FX Networks comedy pilot about to begin shooting. Community star Donald Glover created the series, wrote the pilot, serves as an executive producer, and is also starring in the series. Hiro Murai is set to direct the pilot which will shoot in Atlanta.
FX hasn’t announced when we can expect to see Atlanta make its primetime debut.
The Characters and Atlanta Plot, Courtesy of FX:
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.
– Donald Glover will play “EARNEST ‘EARN’ MARKS,” a loner who left Atlanta only to return; now working an unglamorous job and barely getting by. When his cousin Alfred becomes Atlanta’s hot rapper, Earn sees an opportunity to manage Alfred’s career.
– Brian Tyree Henry will play “ALFRED MILES,” Atlanta’s hot of the moment rapper who plans to capitalize on the sudden fame as quickly as possible.
– Lakeith Lee Stanfield will play “DARIUS,” Alfred’s oddly talented right-hand man and musical collaborator.
– Zazie Beetz will play “VAN,” a pragmatist caught up in a complicated relationship with Earn (Donald Glover) due to their daughter.
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