The Merc with a Mouth is coming to a TV screen near you!
FXX has ordered an adult animated comedy series focused on the trash-talking
superhero antihero psychotic mutant assassin from Atlanta creator Donald Glover and Stephen Glover. The series is set to debut in 2018 with a ten episode season.
“Deadpool, Donald and FX — the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!,” said Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb. “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.”
FX’s original programming president Nick Grad had this to add: : “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.”
It’s unclear whether FX will recruit Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds to voice the character.