If you're a big of Community
, as well as star Donald Glover, then you're in for some good news. Looks like Glover is taking a trip back behind the camera to develop a new comedy series for NBC.
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reports that the Community
star will be developing the new show with 30 Rock
co-executive producer Matt Hubbard. The new series is being set up as a starring vehicle for Glover, and NBC is apparently quite committed to the project. Glover and the network are close to sealing the deal for a "put pilot" (meaning that if NBC doesn't sign, they'll have to cough up some hefty penalty fees). The show, which is not named yet, is said to be loosely based on Glover's life. Reportedly, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan are also executive producers on the comedy and Universal Television is the studio behind the project. The show is predicted as a big get for NBC, given Hubbard's and Glover's pedigree and the popularity of both their current shows.
But the new series won't be Glover's first foray into writing. The actor, who currently plays Troy Barnes on Community, worked with Hubbard as a writer on 30 Rock. He was also a writer and cast member in the indie movie Mystery Team. In addition to his writing credits, Glover has also had a wide range of other non-acting experience, headlining a Comedy Central stand-up special Donald Glover: Weirdo, as well as cultivating a hip-hop career as his alter ego Childish Gambino.
With a life like that, I can see why they chose to base a TV series off of Glover. But don't worry, Community fans, Glover is still committed to a fourth season. The new project is said to be in "second position" to his work on the hit NBC series. So you can breathe easy knowing that you'll have Troy around for at least one more season.
Community begins its fourth season for NBC on Friday, October 19, at 8:30/7:30. Now that you know about Glover's new project, are you more excited to watch the new season? Do you think you'll check out his new series once it gets released?
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