‘Deadpool’ animated series dead at FXX as Donald Glover departs due to creative differences

Turns out the foul-mouthed Marvel character Deadpool won’t be coming to TV anytime soon. Last year, FXX announced that it would be bringing an animated version of this caustic comic book hero to our screens sometime in 2018. Donald Glover and his brother and “Atlanta” writing partner Stephen Glover were to create this adult action-comedy TV series and serve as both showrunners and writers for the first season order of 10 episodes. Now comes word that they have left the project and it is in turnaround.

Deadpool was introduced in 1991 and is one of Marvel’s most popular characters, as evidenced by the success of the 2016 live action version starring Ryan Reynolds. Audiences responded to the character’s unique blend of humor and over-the-top action.

Glover is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of “Atlanta,” which was basic cable’s most-watched new comedy in three years. Glover won the Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards and the show took home awards at the Golden Globe, AFI, Peabody, and WGA ceremonies and received DGA and NAACP nominations.

FX explained the decision to ditch “Deadpool” thus: “Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ animated series. FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on ‘Legion,’ which will continue.”

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