After taking the box office by storm last year, Deadpool is going to try to do the same to FXX. The network has ordered an animated series centering on the “Merc with the Mouth,” Deadline reports. That in itself sounds promising, and it becomes even more so when you consider that the project comes from Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover as well as his brother Stephen, who also works on the Golden Globe-winning FX series.
FXX ordered 10 episodes of the Deadpool adaptation, and they will bring us more of everyone’s favorite mercenary and his wild adventures. Both Glover brothers are attached as the animated series’ showrunners, writers, and executive producers. Apparently, they like to be extremely busy. They’ll have to balance working on the animated series with their ongoing Atlanta commitments, plus additional projects on top of that.
Donald, in particular, must be incredible at multitasking and/or coping without much sleep. Beyond Atlanta season 2, he is currently involved in multiple very high-profile films. We’ll see him next in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and he reportedly plays Lando Calrissian in the 2018 young Han Solo movie. Additionally, he is set to voice Simba in Disney’s 2019 Lion King remake. Whatever prior commitments Donald has, though, he is evidently finding time to do it all, much to Marvel’s delight.
“How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald, and FX — the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!” said Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, according to Deadline. “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.”
Deadpool fans won’t have to wait too long for the upcoming series. FXX is planning to debut the adaptation in 2018. Bring on the irresistible antihero.