Donald Glover Co-Creating ‘Deadpool’ Adult Animated Series

Deadpool animated TV show!

That’s right, an adult action-comedy animated series focusing on Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth is officially on the way. Marvel Television is producing the series in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios. FX, by the way, is currently enjoying a solid reception afforded to their first collaboration with Marvel TV, Legion.

Atlanta star/exec producer/writer Donald Glover and fellow Atlanta scribe Stephen Glover are creating the show, on board as showrunners, executive producers and writers. Marvel’s Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb are also attached to the series as executive producers.

FXX, home of the animated comedy spy series Archer, has ordered 10 episodes of the series with a plan to debut in 2018.

“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,” Nick Grad, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement.

“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.”

Added Loeb: “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.”

On the live-action side of things, a Deadpool sequel is now in the works with Reynolds returning in the lead role. The follow-up, which will also star Atlanta actress Zazie Beetz and Josh Brolin, is expected to hit cinemas in early 2018. The first Deadpool movie grossed a huge $US783.1 million worldwide, the highest-grossing R-rated (US classification) film ever made.

Glover already has a Marvel credit on his resume; he’ll soon be seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Also on the horizon for the former Community actor is the still-untitled Han Solo Stars Wars spinoff film, where he’ll be playing a young Lando Calrissian, and Jon Favreau’s new version of The Lion King, which will have him voicing Simba.

No voice actors for this Deadpool series have yet been named, although it would pretty damn great to have Reynolds on board. Stay tuned.

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