Atlanta’s Andre 3000 has a new TV series in the works. 

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.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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