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FX Orders ‘Atlanta’ to Series

FX has greenlit the first season of series Atlanta, the network said Thursday (Oct. 16).

The series, created by and starring Donald Glover (Community) that follows the exploits of two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene, will air on FX in 2016, according to Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.

Atlanta will also star Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz, according to FX.

 “Atlanta draws on Donald’s considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique,” Grad said. “The story is made all the more powerful by the great cast and the contributions of Donald’s fellow Executive Producer Paul Simms and director Hiro Murai. We can’t wait to for the debut of Atlanta next year.”

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