Fresh off of his success on Atlanta and heading into a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Donald Glover is looking to increase the number of projects under his belt with an animated Deadpool series.
FXX and Marvel announced today that Glover would oversee the 10-episode first season, but did not confirm if the actor would be lending his voice acting talents to the series. The show is being described by Marvel and FXX as an adult animated series, so don’t expect the Merc with a Mouth to holdback any of the vulgarities he’s become known for.
Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX, said that following the success of Legion, the network wanted to expand its working relationship with Marvel Studios. Deadpool seemed like a perfect fit for the network, whose other adult-oriented animated series include Archer and Chozen.
The announcement of the series comes just one year after Fox and Marvel saw incredible success with the character on the big screen. Deadpool, which starred Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, was one of Fox’s most successful movies that year and spawned the development of a sequel not long after its release.
Deadpool is set to debut in 2018, along with the second season of Glover’s award-winning series, Atlanta. Glover signed an overall deal with FX back in February to produce, star in and create new series for the network.