Glover will play “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” a college drop-out who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a sudden star. Glover serves as executive producer, along with Paul Simms (Girls), and Dianne McGunigle of Schiff Co. FX Productions is the studio.
“Donald Glover is a uniquely talented actor and performer who brings real-life experience to this subject matter,” said FX Networks and FX Productions president of original programming Nick Grad, who made the announcement with counterpart Eric Schrier. “Not only is Donald a very gifted actor, he has achieved tremendous success and acclaim as the musical artist Childish Gambino. He, along with Paul Simms, has a very honest, sometimes serious, and funny perspective on life, the world of rap music and the city of Atlanta.”
Gambino just received his first Grammy nomination last week for best rap album and best rap performance. This has turned out to be a helluva week for Gambino.