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FXX Preps DEADPOOL Animated TV Series

By on May 10, 2017

Buoyed by the success of Legion, FX is stepping back into Marvel waters.

FXX and the Glovers are making an adult (what else?) animated action-comedy TV series adaptation of Marvel’s Deadpool.

The news was announced today by by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.

Both Donald Glover and Stephen Glover, (Producers of Atlanta), will serve as  executive producers, showrunners and writers on the new project. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are executive producers.

FXX has already ordered 10 episodes of the first season which is scheduled to air in 2018.

“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. “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.”

Jeph Loeb added, “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.”

Since his debut in 1991, Deadpool has grown to become one of Marvel’s most popular characters thanks to his unique blend of humor and over-the-top action. With a rabid following of fans from across the globe, he currently stars in a variety of best-selling titles from Marvel Comics.

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