Donald Glover has had a unprecedented career. From his Grammy-nominated rap alter-ego, Childish Gambino, to an impressive collection of acting and producing roles, Glover continues to defy expectations.
This time the star is co-creating a Deadpool animated series with his brother, Stephen Glover. The untitled animated series will air on FXX, with a 10-episode first season of the show set to debut in 2018. Both Donald and Stephen will serve as showrunners, executive producers, and writers of the series. No voice cast has been announced.
The announcement was made by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.
"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,'" said Grad.
This project will mark the first time Deadpool will appear on television in his own animated series. Currently, the character has been played by Ryan Reynolds in the 2016 live-action film. A sequel is scheduled to release next year.
The Deadpool animated series will also mark the second collaboration between Marvel Television and FX. The first was Legion starring Dan Stevens, which already is set to return for a second season.
Glover is no stranger to FX. He is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta, FX's highest-rated comedy. But now the question remains, will Glover handle the added pressure?
The sophomore season of Atlanta is scheduled to premiere in early 2018. In addition, Glover is confirmed to star in multiple high-profiled projects. He is set to appear in the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming, the Han Solo standalone film as Lando Calrissian and he will voice Simba in Jon Favreau's The Lion King.