FXX has picked up a Deadpool animated series co-created by Donald Glover and his brother, screenwriter Stephen Glover. The first season of ten episodes is expected to premiere in 2018, according to Variety.
FXX is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the Deadpool and X-Men films. This Deadpool animated series would be Fox's third venture into bringing the X-Men universe to television after the recently wrapped Legion, and the just picked up The Gifted. Marvel's Jeph Loeb will act as producer of the untitled Deadpool series, with the Glovers serving as showrunners.
"How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth,” Loeb said. “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.”
Glover's sitcom Atlanta airs on FXX. Glover has a long history with comic books and comic book media, having voiced Miles Morales, a character partially inspired by him, on Ultimate Spider-Man, appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming in a still undisclosed role, and starring as Lando Calrissian in the currently in production Han Solo film.
Oddly, Glover's Atlanta co-star Zazie Beats will portray Domino in the upcoming Deadpool 2.