Andre 3000 joins cast of new AMC series

The Atlanta Outkast star charms Philly with flute skills



Now we know what all of that flute-playing in the Philadelphia airport was about.

Well, sort of.

Andre 3000 – aka Andre Benjamin of Outkast – has joined the cast of “Dispatches from Elsewhere,” a 10-episode series on AMC that started production this week in Philadelphia.

Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Knocked Up”) created and stars in the series, which will be executive produced by Alethea Jones (“Queen America,” “Lodge 49”). Segel will direct the first hour-long episode and Jones is slated to steer several others.

“Dispatches…” is drama about a group of people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding behind everyday life and discover an ever-deepening mystery.

Andre 3000’s acting resume is solid, with performances in ABC’s “American Crime” and as Jimi Hendrix in the 2013 movie, “Jimi: All Is By My Side” among the highlights.

The normally reclusive Atlanta hip-hop star has been a viral sensation the past few weeks, as fans post videos of him strolling around airports and, most recently, the streets of Philadelphia, as he plays the flute.