Childish Gambino to make sitcom based on his life

Using his real name Donald Glover, the rapper is also a successful US TV star

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is developing a sitcom based on his own life.

Using his rap stage name Childish Gambino, the multi-talented performer released his debut album ‘Camp’ last November (2011). However, using his real name Donald Glover, the actor has been a series regular on US sitcom Community since 2009 and has also written for Tina Fey’s 30 Rock.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glover has now teamed up with 30 Rock executive producer Matt Hubbard to create a comedy series “loosely based on his own life”. Glover is expected to write and star in the show.


The currently untitled sitcom has yet to receive network funding, but NBC is said to be close to commissioning a pilot episode. In the meantime, Glover will be seen in the fourth season of Community, which begins in the US next month (October). British actor Matt Lucas is set to guest star in several upcoming episodes.

In his rap guise, Childish Gambino gave away a free mixtape from his website in July (2012). He has also collaborated with Leona Lewis on her new single ‘Trouble’, which is due for release on October 7.