While impatiently await Deadpool 2 the American network channel FXX has placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the yet-to-be-titled Marvel’s Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character Deadpool.
The announcement was made yesterday by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, who are the presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Television.
This reminds me of a time where I was wondering what adult-animation series could be as good or better than Archer. I finally have my answer. That’s not the only even the best part…
Atlanta creator and Golden Globe® Award Winner Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will serve as the shows co-creators, executive producers (along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory) and writers of the series. The untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series is to be produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX, which has ordered ten episodes for the first season.
“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.” – Jeph Loab
Since his debut in 1991, Deadpool has grown to become one of Marvel’s most popular (and bankable) characters thanks to his unique blend of black comedy 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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