Deadpool: Atlanta Creator Donald Glover Is Making An Animated Series On The Mercenary

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
Deadpool: Atlanta Creator Donald Glover Is Making An Animated Series On The Mercenary
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Deadpool is the most successful superhero project in recent times. When Ryan Reynolds first brought the movie, he turned the tables as the R-rated comedy smashed all records. Now following the success of the live-action movie, an animated series is being planned and will release next year.

Deadpool Animated series

Entertainment Weekly reported that following the success of Deadpool, the mercenary will now appear in an animated series. This animated series does not have a title yet but FXX, part of the FX network, has ordered ten episodes already.

Community star and Atlanta creator Donald Glover will be creating the series for the network and it will launch next year. Reports suggest that Glover’s incredible work with Atlanta resulted in him getting to make the animated series.

The outlet also reported that the animated series will be R-rated.

Executives’ statement

Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb and FX Network President Nick Grad also commented on the new project. According to Loeb, Deadpool, Glover, and FX are the perfect combination. He added that he is thrilled about Marvel TV’s relationship with FX continuing their collaboration for Legion.

Grad, on the other hand, praised Glover for his work. He mentioned that he is a versatile artist who will bring the untitled Deadpool animated series to life just like he did in Atlanta.

Glover, along with his brother, will be credited as writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the animated series. However, no voice actor has been approached yet to voice the mercenary.

Appearance

Even though Deadpool will be appearing in his own TV series now, this will not be his first appearance in the animated world. He has had small appearances in Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man and was also in the animated movie Hulk vs. Wolverine.

Glover’s other projects

CNN Entertainment reported that Community star Glover himself is quite busy these days with multiple projects.

Apart from creating the adult animated series on Deadpool, he is busy with Atlanta, has a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Untitled Han Solo movie and will be voicing Simba in Jon Favreau’s The Lion King.

Plot

No official details on the animated series’ plot have been made available yet but given that it stars Deadpool, fans can expect a TV series something on the lines of the Reynolds’ starrer.

It could feature a new mission in every episode and will become even more interesting if regular Deadpool villains like Ajax, Taskmaster, Evil Deadpool and many others make an appearance.

Release date

An official release date has not been revealed yet but the network is aiming to launch the series next year on FXX.

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About the author

Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.