Donald Glover Set to Premiere ‘Deadpool’ Animated Show In 2018

Deadpool fans definitely have a lot to celebrate in 2018. Not only does Deadpool 2 hit theaters in the summer, it has been announced that a new animated adult Deadpool show is on the way.

According to published reports, Atlanta writer and producer Donald Glover is teaming up with his brother Stephen Glover to serve as the show runners, executive producers, and writers of a new animated series based on Marvel’s Deadpool comic. While the show does not currently have an official title, nor have any voice actors signed on yet, it was ordered by the network for 10 episodes for the first season with a slated debut date in 2018.

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Alongside his overall success with the award-winning comedy drama Atlanta, Glover is also known for his role in the sitcom Community and will be seen next year playing Lando in the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off; but it’s not stopping there. Glover also has a role in Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and previously voiced Miles Morales in the Disney animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.

The Glover brothers will be the lead producers on the series but will be joined by Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory on the executive producer side, along with production by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX.

Deadpool, a profanely sardonic antihero, has been one of Marvel’s most popular characters since its debut in 1991. As portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool crossed over into the film with X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009. Last year’s gleefully vulgar Deadpool was a surprise hit, breaking box-office records for R-rated movies.

Glover, a longtime television writer earned himself a Golden Globe for his work on his original FX series Atlanta this past year.

In other Donald Glover news, Childish Gambino‘s Awaken, My Love! will be released on vinyl this month. Originally released in November of last year, the third album from Gambino is getting its vinyl release on May 19. The set will include an exclusive booklet, a virtual reality headset to watch the exclusive VR live performances, and a glow in the dark cover.

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News of the album’s vinyl release comes right as “Redbone,” one of the standout tracks from Awaken, My Love!, has gone platinum. “Redbone” is now Gambino’s third single to go platinum, alongside songs “Heartbeat” and “3005.”

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