Multi-talented performer Donald Glover has signed on to star in a new half hour comedy series for the FX network according to his facebook.com fan page.

The series will be called Atlanta and will follow the story of Earnest Marks, an aspiring rapper in the eponymous city who decides to pursue stardom after his cousin makes it big in the music business.

Although Glover started out as a television writer on the show 30 Rock, for which he won a WGA award, he is probably best known to mainstream audiences for portraying the character of Troy Barnes on the cult comedy series Community on NBC.

However he also has recently launched a successful career as a rapper under the name Childish Gambino, taking home a Grammy Award for his second studio album “Because the Internet”. Glover will be tapping into his own experiences for the FX series, which is loosely based on his own early rap career.

In addition to starring in the show Glover will be writing the pilot as well as serving as executive producer alongside Paul Simms and Dianne McGunnigle. Simms was the creater of the sitcom Newsradio and more recently worked on the HBO cult series The Flight of the Conchords.

The show is planned to debut on 2015 and will be part of a strong roster of new comedies developed by the network that also includes shows starring Denis Leary, Jay Baruchel, and Bill Burr.