Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino is writing and directing an animated Deadpool TV show for FXX.
The first season of the show is expected in 2018, and will have 10 episodes. Glover will be working with his brother Stephen, who also worked with him on critically acclaimed show, Atlanta.
The brothers will serve as showrunners, executive producers and writers of the series, while Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are executive producers.
“How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth,” Loeb said. “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 president of original programming Nick Grad said in a statement: “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.”
Donald Glover himself has joined the Marvel family, and will be appearing in the upcoming movie, Spiderman: Homecoming.