After its massive debut on the big screen, Deadpool is finally coming to TV.
“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,” Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement.
“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.”
Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also serve as executive producers. The first season of 10 episodes is scheduled to air in 2018.
“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,” Loeb said in a statement.
Deadpool first debuted in 1991. Largely associated with various members of X-Men, the superhero made his big screen debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine played by Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds returned to the role as Deadpool in the character’s stand alone block buster hit. A sequel of Deadpool is currently in the works.
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