Donald Glover’s FX pilot, Atlanta, begins production this month after having cast its leads.
The series stars Glover – who wrote the pilot – as Earnest ‘Earn Marks, who once left Atlanta but returned, dreams gone, to work an unglamorous job to get by. When his cousin Alfred becomes the city’s new top rapper, he sees a chance to get back in the game by becoming Alfred’s manager.
Brian Tyree Henry will play Alfred Miles; Lakeith Lee Stanfield will play Darius – Alfred’s musical collaborator and right-hand man, and Zazie Beetz will play the pragmatic Van – whose relationship with Earn is complicated because of their daughter.
The pilot is being directed by Hiro Murai – who is best known for directing videos for Glover’s Childish Gambino: Sober, Chet Faker: Gold and Earl Sweatshirt: Chum.
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