Get the kids out of the room. Here comes Merc. FXX has ordered a still-untitled, animated Marvel’s Deadpool TV show. Although the news is not yet posted to the FXNetworks press site, Deadline reports Atlanta creator, E.P. and star Donald Glover and writer Stephen Glover are attached as showrunners, executive producers, and writers. 3/26/2018 update: Marvel’s Deadpool is cancelled at FXX. Details here.
According to the report, the Marvel’s Deadpool TV series should premiere in 2018, possibly as a companion to the ninth season of Archer. Deadpool is Marvel’s second series to land at an FXNetworks station. The live-action Legion series, which was recently renewed for season two, airs on FX.
In lieu of an FXX press release, here is more, from Deadline:
“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 and FX Productions, “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.”
Since his debut in 1991, Deadpool has grown to become one of Marvel’s most popular characters. The Deadpool movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, was a breakout, becoming one of Fox’s highest-grossing movies of all time, earning $647 million worldwide. A sequel is now in the works.
“How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!, said Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb. “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.”
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