Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Donald Glover’s Deadpool TV series is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated comic book adaptations in recent memory.
The show, which will premiere on FXX, was talked about at the Television Critics Associations’ summer press tour by FX CEO John Landgraf who stated that the Deadpool cartoon being worked on by Glover and his brother Stephen Glover will have a very different tone than the Deadpool movie that opened in 2016.
“It’ll be really different from the movies. It’s animated and they’re live-action, but also it has a different tone and editorial voice as evidenced by Donald and Stephen Glover, who have their own voice and tone. We really wanted to make something that was distinctly different from the movies.”
Landgraf then spoke about when the show will premiere:
“We’ve picked it up to series but I can’t tell you when it’s going to be scheduled yet because it’s gotta be great.”
Landgraf went on to say that Donald Glover, who is currently working on the Han Solo film, actually has a staff with him working on the series at the same time:
“They had a staff working in London while Donald was shooting Star Wars. He wrote the second season of Atlanta before London, had a staff in London, he’s coming back to shoot Atlanta season 2 and simultaneously we’ll be animating Deadpool.”
Landgraf finished his talk by saying that FX strives to make sure that Glover is able to fulfill all his creative outlets.
“Working with talent, you don’t want to squelch their [opportunities]. You don’t want to say don’t do the Star Wars movie and play the first African-American character in cinema who inspired you when you were young. You want to figure it out so we juggle people’s schedules.”
FX announced that it had picked up Glover’s 10 episode Deadpool animated series in May and is set to debut on its sister channel FXX. Donald and Stephen Glover will serve as showrunners, writers, and executive producers. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory have been brought on as executive producers and the series is being produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX.
The animated Deadpool series is still without a title but keep it locked on Talkies Network for all the latest on this Marvel/Fox series!