Donald Glover to Executive Produce Deadpool animated series
FXX has announced today a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for an untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character. The first season of the series is set to premiere in 2018 with ten episodes.
Atlanta creator and Golden Globe Award winner Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will serve as Showrunners, Executive Producers and Writers of the series. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are Executive Producers. The untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series is produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX, which has ordered ten episodes for season one.
“Donald Glover is an incredibly gifted and versatile artist who’ll bring the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series to life with the same intense, singular vision as his breakout hit Atlanta,” said Nick Grad, co-president of programming at FX. “With the success of Legion, we’re looking forward to again partnering with Marvel Television to create a series that is bold, striking and entirely original.”
Jeph Loeb added, “How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth! We’re thrilled that our relationship with FX that started with Legion continues with what is sure to be a groundbreaking show in adult animation.”
Since his debut in 1991, Deadpool has grown to become one of Marvel’s most popular characters thanks to his unique blend of humor and over-the-top action. The character is played by Ryan Reynolds on the big screen with his feature debut still the highest grossing X-Men movie and R-rated movie of all time. A sequel is set to arrive in 2018 as well though it remains to be seen what kind of relation the film and TV series will have.