Donald Glover (‘Atlanta’, ‘Community’) and his brother Stephen are set to write, executive produce and serve as showrunners on an animated adult action-comedy series for FXX based on the popular Marvel comic book character Deadpool, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will be joining the Glover brothers as executive producers.
“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,” said Loeb.
Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in 1991. His popularity skyrocketed after the incredibly successful 2016 R-rated film Deadpool directed by Tim Miller, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and starring Ryan Reynolds, who first played the character in 2009’s X-Men: Origins Wolverine. Reynolds is set to reprise the role in two sequels, the first of which will come out sometime in 2018.
According to THR, a writers’ room for the Deadpool animated series has already been set up in London, where Donald Glover is currently working on the Star Wars Han Solo anthology movie, playing the role of a young Lando Calrissian.
The 10-episode ‘Deadpool’ series is set to launch in 2018. No voice cast has been announced as of yet.