You read it right. A Deadpool animated TV series is in the works. Golden Globe winner actor Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover will create the series, Variety reported.
The yet to be titled show has reportedly got a straight to series order with a 10-episode first season. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and FXX co-president Nick Grad have released statements to confirm the news.
Loeb said in the statement: "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."
Donald Glover is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of FX's critically praised series Atlanta. The comedy series also earned him a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice award, and many more recognitions. Glover's upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming will open in theatres on July 5, 2017.
Talking about Donald Glover, Nick Grad said: "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. 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."
Deadpool movie, with Ryan Reynolds in the lead, grossed nearly $800 million at the global box office.
Neither Glover nor FXX have said anything about the casting for the TV series. It remains to be seen if Ryan Reynolds will feature in the FXX series.
Deadpool animated series is expected to premiere in 2018.