Deadpool is coming to TV in the form of an animated series co-created by Stephen and Donald Glover. You okay? We’ll give you a minute…
Now that you’ve gathered yourself, you’ll want to know: When will the Deadpool animated series come out? We don’t know exactly, but the 10-episode first season of the series will premiere on FXX sometime in 2018, according to Variety.
The Glover brothers will be the showrunners in collaboration with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Donald Glover doing a Deadpool animated series is the very definition of “lit.”
“How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth,” Loeb told Variety. We couldn’t agree more. It’s an insanely fun concept for an animated series. And one that could potentially become a massive hit for FXX.
FX Networks is no stranger to adult-targeted animated series. Archer, which premiered on the network in 2009, has become a genre staple. Deadpool, a comic book franchise that’s notorious for raunchy humor, is sure to fit right in.
The untitled Deadpool series will be the second Marvel collaboration with FX Networks. Their foot in the door came earlier this year with the X-Men adjacent series Legion, widely considered the best comic book series currently on TV.
“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. He’s not the only one thrilled.
Deadpool and Donald Glover fans, as you might expect, are LOVING IT:
— Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) May 10, 2017
— Jack Nesmith M.A. (@AmbitiousLeader) May 10, 2017
Donald Glover + Deadpool =animated tv show
Am I dreaming??? pic.twitter.com/e5yM1ZW9lY
— Do I look like Batman? Musty bitch. (@blonded_bread) May 10, 2017
Childish Gambino is creating a deadpool cartoon for fx the day can't possibly get any better
— naruto (@jakewebber7) May 10, 2017
— Timothy Boykin (@TimothyAndrewB5) May 10, 2017
Donald Glover heading a Deadpool TV show is the best news today.
— Neymar Fan Acct (@RevolverJerm) May 10, 2017
Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool, is understandably pumped, too: