Wednesday, May 10, 2017

FXX Orders 10 Episodes of Animated Comedy 'Deadpool' Created by Donald Glover

FXX has given a straight-to-series order to an animated comedy series centering around the Marvel comic book character Deadpool. The order is for 10 episodes, which will debut in 2018. Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover (Atlanta) will serve as showrunners.

The Glover brothers executive produce with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Marvel Television, FX Productions and ABC Signature produce. A voice cast has not yet been determined.

"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, President of Original Programming, FX Networks. "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."

"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," Loeb said.