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ATLANTA (FX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/12/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, July 2015) The FX Networks comedy pilot Atlanta has cast its lead actors as production gets underway this month, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz will star in the pilot along with Glover, who created and wrote the pilot. Hiro Murai will direct the pilot, which will be produced by FX Productions and begin shooting in Atlanta at the end of July. Glover serves as Executive Producer of the pilot Atlanta, along with Paul Simms (Girls, Flight of the Conchords, NewsRadio), and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment. Atlanta revolves around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Tyree Henry as Alfred Miles
· Donald Glover as Earnest "Earn" Marks
· Lakeith Lee Stanfield as Darius
· Zazie Beetz as Van
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dianne McGunigle as EP
· Donald Glover as CRTR/EP
· Hiro Murai as DIR (Pilot)
· Paul Simms as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FX Productions
· MGMT Entertainment