Rap’s “The Donald” is coming back to the small screen after his five season run with the show Community, this time with his own show which we heard of last year, Atlanta. Donald Glover gives Billboard the preview of what’s to come. Hit the jump.


Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) created the show, is executive producing it and starring in the half hour FX comedy. Atlanta is focused around Earnest “Earn” Marks (Gambino), who travels back to his hometown in pursuit of making ends meet when he falls into the rap scene – due to his cousin suddenly skyrocketing to rap stardom.

Glover joked to reporters Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour:

“I just always wanted to make Twin Peaks with rappers.”

Well now he’s getting his chance. After headlining a semi-autobiographical comedy for NBC in 2012 that failed to get picked-up for television, he did launch a successful rap career alongside his already budding acting career.

Glover did have opportunities for other shows in the time between, but he wanted to stay true to himself stating:

“I knew they weren’t me. People wanted to make me everything. I think they still do.”

Instead, Glover searched to find a way to combine his two passions – acting and rapping. Enter Atlanta, a series Globe states is deeply personal to Childish.

Instead of a traditional writer’s room, Donald keep’s his screenwriters close to him where can make sure everything is perfect, at his house where they eat and work together.

“Television shows are like novels. You just got to invest in them. The tone of this, its going to take people time to figure out what’s going on, which I think is a good thing.”

Atlanta is set to debut summer 2016 on FX.