Deadpool Animated Show Set To Premiere In 2018

Donald Glover is keeping busy.

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Deadpool fans will have much to celebrate in 2018. Not only does Deadpool 2 hit theaters in the summer, it has been announced that a new animated adult Deadpool show is on the way.

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The currently untitled series will be overseen by Atlanta star and creator Donald Glover with his brother Stephen, who will both act as showrunners, producers, and writers. It is being developed for FXX, the sister channel to FX, and the 10-part first season will premiere next year.

As well as the award-winning comedy drama Atlanta, Glover is known for his role in the sitcom Community and will be seen next year playing Lando in the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff. He also has a role in Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and previously voiced Miles Morales in the Disney animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.

This is the second TV collaboration between FX and Marvel, following this year's highly acclaimed Legion. In a statement, FX’s co-president of original programming Nick Grad said: "Donald Glover is an incredibly gifted and versatile artist who'll bring the Deadpool series to life with the same intense, singular vision as his breakout hit Atlanta. 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."

The live-action Deadpool 2 begins production in June. Last month it was confirmed that Josh Brolin will play Cable, joining Zazie Beetz in the role of Domino. The movie hits theaters on June 1, 2018.

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