Donald Glover will be bringing Deadpool to cable television.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
The Atlanta star and his brother Stephen Glover are set to write, executive produce and serve as showrunners on an animated adult action-comedy series for FXX based on the comic book giant’s Deadpool.
The 10-episode series will launch in 2018, with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory joining the Glover brothers as exec producers. Loeb and his executives are believed to be big fans of FXX’s Archer, and approached FX brass with the idea, not the other way around. FX then approached Glover, a significant talent with increasing geek cred. Following a complex negotiation, the series will hail from Marvel Television, FX Productions and ABC Studios’ cable arm, ABC Signature. A voice cast has not yet been determined.
A writers’ room for the animated series has already been set up in London, where the Atlanta creator and star is filming the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff movie where he takes on the role of a young Lando Calrissian. The latter caused the second season of the Golden Globe-winning comedy to be delayed until 2018, though insiders says Glover has already written Atlanta‘s season two.
Glover also already has an overall deal with FX Productions where he has the green light to create shows across all of their platforms. He also starring in Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.