Marvel Entertainment announced today that FXX has ordered an animated adult action-comedy series based on Deadpool. Brothers duo Stephen and Donald Glover will serve as showrunners, executive producers, and writers. Donald is no stranger to Marvel having voiced Miles Morales on Ultimate Spider-Man and appearing in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also executive produce. The series, currently untitled, is being produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios. FXX has currently ordered a single series comprised of ten episodes.
Nick Grad said of the series, "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. 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."
Leob stated, "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."