FXX today put in a series for an untitled Marvel's Deadpool animated adult action-comedy TV series from Marvel Television and FX Productions.
Donald Glover, the Golden Globe Award-winning creator of Atlanta, and Stephen Glover will serve as showrunners, writers, and executive producers of the series. Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are Executive Producers.
The order calls for a 10-episode first season of the series.
The joint announcement was made today by by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.
Marvel's Deadpool animated series is produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX.
"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 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."
"How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!" added 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."
Donald Glover is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of Atlanta, basic cable's most-watched new comedy in three years and the highest-rated comedy in FX Networks' history. Glover won the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards and the show's awards include Golden Globe, AFI, Peabody, and WGA. Atlanta also received DGA and NAACP nominations. The second season of Atlanta is tentatively scheduled to debut in early 2018 on FX.
Glover is also set to appear in Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Han Solo Star Wars standalone movie, and Jon Favreau's The Lion King.
Glover is also known for his career in music under the name Childish Gambino. He released his first album, Camp, in 2011. His second album, Because the Internet, was nominated for two Grammy Awards. His most recent album, Awaken, My Love!, was released in December 2016, debuted #1 on the R&B Albums Chart and is his highest-charting album.
Stephen Glover is a staff writer on Atlanta. He wrote four episodes of the series' ten-episode first season and wrote music and lyrics for the show with Donald Glover. He also has experience as a writer for stand-up comedians, and as a songwriter and performer.
Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld in 1991, and has become one of Marvel's most popular characters. He stars in several of his own comic books from Marvel and reached a new level of mainstream popularity thanks to the success of the live-action Deadpool movie.