FX cancels plans for Donald Glover’s animated Deadpool series

The Merc with a Mouth's animated adventures ended before they ever began due to creative differences.

Animated Deadpool

In 2016 Deadpool proved he could be a crude, murderous, wise-cracking bloody force to be reckoned with on the big screen. For 2018 though, he won’t get that chance on the small screen.

After being ordered straight to series by FX last year, the Donald Glover & Stephen Glover led Deadpool animated series from FX & Marvel Television has been canceled due to creative differences, according to Deadline. Donald and his brother were set to be writers, showrunners and executive producers for the adult action-comedy series that would have debuted on FX’s comedy-centric FXX network later this year.

FX released a statement about the parting of ways: “Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series. FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”

This series was one that was part of Glover’s overall deal with the network that is home to his award-winning series Atlanta. 

While the series is currently dead, there is every chance it could be revived down the line if and when Disney moves forward with plans to purchase 20th Century Fox assets, who currently holds the rights to Deadpool, including FX itself.

This year isn’t a total loss for the Merc with a mouth though as Ryan Reynolds is back portraying the character on the big screen for Fox’s Deadpool 2 on May 18.


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