If you needed more Deadpool in your life, FXX is happy to help. The network placed a new series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions, the deal will bring an untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series to fans around the world.
The show will be an adult orientated action-comedy series, and will be an adaptation of the hit Marvel character ‘Deadpool’. The news was officially announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.
To make things even more tantalizing, “Atlanta” creator and Golden Globe Award Winner Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will serve as Showrunners, Executive Producers and Writers of the series moving forward. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are Executive Producers for the project.
The show, which is going by “untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series,” will be produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX. There are currently 10 episodes on order for season 1.
“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.”
FXX would be the perfect place for Deadpool, the network has already found terrific success with hits like “Archer,” and FOX Studios is still basking in the glory of the first “Deadpool” film. The 2016 hit made over $363M domestically, the highest grossing ‘R-Rated’ film to date, and went on to make over $783M worldwide. “Deadpool 2” is still casting a few main characters, and will hit theaters in 2018.