Wednesday, January 16

FXX orders for 19 episodes of Deadpool cartoon


FXX, the home of Archer, has placed a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes of an untitled Deadpool cartoon which is being created by Donald Glover and Stephen Glover for Marvel.

The Glover brothers — Golden Globe-winning Atlanta creator Donald and series staff writer Stephen will serve as show runners, executive producers and writers, with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also on board as executive producers.

The show is being produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios.

Just last year, Tim Miller’s Deadpool was a surprise box-office smash for 20th Century Fox, proving that there is a large audience wiling to fork over for well-done R-Rated comic-book adaptations.

The film starred Ryan Reynolds in the title role and made almost $800 million worldwide, more than making up its $58 million budget.

It is being said that Deadpool 2 will release in summer 2018, directed by David Leitch, a prolific stunt performer and coordinator who helmed the Deadpool: No Good Deed short and this year’s Atomic Blonde.

The show is set to debut in 2018.