Donald Glover showed off his funny side in his role as Troy Barnes for five seasons of Community, and now he's taking his next big step into the world of comedy.
This time, he's mixing his two favorite things- comedy and music, in a show called Atlanta. The FX show will follow two cousins navigating the rap scene in Atlanta, and its cast was just announced a few days ago. Glover will star alongside Brian Tyree Henry (from Boardwalk Empire), Lakeith Lee Stanfield (from the film Dope) and Zazie Beetz (from the film Applesauce).
In addition to starring, Glover will write and executive produce the show, so he's got a lot riding on its success. Personally, I think the show stands a real chance. The combination of hip hop and comedy is something we haven't seen yet on a TV show.
Glover has real life experience with hip hop and a pretty unique comedic voice that should allow him to bring a fresh and honest perspective to the world of rap. I only hope he'll get Danny Pudi to guest star so we can reminisce about Troy and Abed's friendship.