Deadpool is coming to FXX as an adult action comedy series. FX Productions and Marvel Television have ordered a 10 episode first season of the untitled Deadpool series and are targeting a 2018 premiere. Golden Globe winner Donald Glover (Atlanta) continues his partnership with FX Productions with the upcoming Deadpool series, with Donald and Stephen Glover writing, executive producing, and serving as showrunners on the project.
“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, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “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.”
Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb stated, “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.”
Deadpool first arrived on the scene in 1991 and is one of Marvel’s most popular characters. The Deadpool feature film starring Ryan Reynolds, TJ Miller, and Morena Baccarin was released in theaters in 2016 and pulled in $132 million domestically during its first weekend in release. Deadpool went on to pull in $783 million at the worldwide box office before exiting theaters. Deadpool 2 is set to open in June 2018.