Donald Glover is set to write, produce and lead the animated Deadpool project for Marvel TV / FX Network. Donald’s brother Stephen Glover will join him as writer, executive producer and co-showrunner.
The ten episode series will launch some time next year, in 2018. This will actually be the second project that the FX Network and Marvel have collaborated on, the first being the massively successful Legion (which, incidentally, was renewed recently for another season). Still untitled, the series has been giving a “Straight to series” order.
Nick Grad, the FX President of Original Programming commented on the new show; “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,” and later “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.”
“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.” Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of their TV division also chimed in; “How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!”
Glover’s resume is now rather lengthy with producer and writing credits on shows like Atlanta, 30 Rock, Freaks and Geeks. His acting credits included the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film, Spider-man: Homecoming, Magic Mike XXL, Ultimate Spider-man, The Lazarus Effect, The Martian and much more.
From the press release: Donald Glover is repped by Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment, WME and Lev Ginsburg. Stephen Glover is represented by WME and Lev Ginsburg.
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