Atlanta Native Donald Glover to Produce, Star in New TV Series

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Get ready for a Stone Mountain native to weigh in on Atlanta’s music scene.

Donald Glover,  will write, produce, and star in a new half-hour comedy series on FX, reports Deadline.

Glover worked as a writer for the NBC comedy 30 Rock for which he also got a Writers Guild of America award nomination for in 2009. He is best known for his role as Troy on the NBC comedy Community in which he plays an athlete, according to IMDb.

The new series is entitled Atlanta (hopefully just a placeholder) and it’ll use the city’s entertainment industry as a backdrop to Glover’s antics. We’re hesitant about having a suburbanite control the national perception of the capital of the South, but we’ll be fine as long as he gives us these:

  1. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but for our city. When it comes to FX series, we hope Atlanta takes a cue from Sunny instead of the station’s other comedies. Mock us. Berate us. Call our character into question. All while making us love ATL even more, just like Sunny did. Think Green Man and Izzy take a trip to the Georgia Aquarium.
  2. Writing worthy of 30 Rock. Glover cut his chops composing teleplays at the Emmy-winning series during its early heyday. Since it’s a music-centric show, how about an Atlanta take on “Muffin Top” featuring Waffle House?
  3. Stone Mountain. He’s from there, after all. Let’s see him throwing beer cans at the Confederate bas relief. Perhaps Jack McBrayer’s Stone Mountain-born Kenneth the Page could pop up!  Further tying the show to 30 Rock and bringing in yet another Georgia boy.
  4. Atlanta locales. We don’t want Hollywood backlots. It should shoot here and take advantage of our great tax incentives, and it should feature spots like Vanquish and Lenox Square, expeditions to Eddie’s Attic and 529, and of course, Zone 6…

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