FXX ORDERS ADULT ANIMATED COMEDY THE UNTITLED "MARVEL'S DEADPOOL" SERIES FROM MARVEL TELEVISION AND FXP
Donald Glover and Stephen Glover, Award-Winning Producers of Atlanta,
Are Executive Producers, Showrunners and Writers
The Untitled Marvel's Deadpool Series is Produced by
Marvel Television in Association with FX Productions
FXX Orders Ten Episodes of the First Season
Which Is Scheduled to Debut in 2018
LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2017 - FXX has placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the untitled Marvel's Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character Deadpool, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.
Atlanta creator and Golden Globe(R) Award Winner Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will serve as Showrunners, Executive Producers and Writers of the series. Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are Executive Producers. The untitled Marvel's Deadpool series is produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX, which has ordered ten episodes for season one.
"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 Nick Grad. "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."
Jeph Loeb added, "How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX - the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth! 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."
Since his debut in 1991, Deadpool has grown to become one of Marvel's most popular characters thanks to his unique blend of humor and over-the-top action. With a rabid following of fans from across the globe, he currently stars in a variety of best-selling titles from Marvel Comics.
Donald Glover is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Atlanta, which was the most critically acclaimed comedy series of 2016, basic cable's most-watched new comedy in three years and the highest-rated comedy in FX Networks' history. Glover himself won the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards and the show took home the awards for: Golden Globe, AFI, Peabody, and WGA and received DGA and NAACP nominations. Season two of Atlanta is tentatively scheduled to debut in early 2018 on FX.
Upcoming for Glover includes Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming, Han Solo and Jon Favreau's The Lion King. Glover is known for his success under the stage name "Childish Gambino." He released his first album, Camp, in 2011. His second album, Because the Internet, was nominated for two Grammy Awards and generated the hit song "3005." His most recent album, Awaken, My Love!, was released in December 2016, debuted #1 on the R&B Albums Chart and is his highest-charting album.
Stephen Glover is a staff writer on FX's award-winning series Atlanta, writing four episodes of the series ten-episode first season. In addition to script writing, he also wrote music and lyrics for the show with Donald Glover. Along with writing for television, he also has experience writing for stand-up comedians. Glover also works in music as an accomplished songwriter and performer.
Donald Glover is repped by Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment, WME and Lev Ginsburg. Stephen Glover is represented by WME and Lev Ginsburg.
FXX is the newest basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series Archer, and You're the Worst. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXX is carried in 85 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, which are part of the Fox Networks Group (FNG).
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world's most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," for ABC, "Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Luke Cage," Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Iron Fist" for NETFLIX and "Marvel's Avengers" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" for Disney XD. Marvel is a co-producer on "Legion" (FX). Marvel Television's upcoming projects include "Marvel's The Defenders" for NETFLIX as well as "Marvel's The Punisher" (NETFLIX), "Marvel's Inhumans" (ABC), "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" and "Marvel's New Warriors" (FREEFORM), and "Marvel's Runaways" (Hulu). For more information, visit marvel.com. � 2017 MARVEL
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's acclaimed hit drama series The Strain and the upcoming Snowfall; the upcoming limited series Trust; the comedy series Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta; and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and You're the Worst. FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, the upcoming Taboo and Legion; and the limited series Fargo and American Crime Story. FXP also produces One Mississippi for Amazon and The Cops for TBS. In 2016, FX series produced or co-produced by FXP received 48 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won 16 Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Outstanding Animated Program (Archer).
About ABC Signature Studios
ABC Signature is ABC Studios' boutique division spearheading development and production in premium and basic cable, as well as digital platforms. They are currently in post-production on the half-hour comedy pilot, "SMILF," for Showtime, based on the Sundance Award-winning short film from Frankie Shaw who wrote, directed and will star in the series. Shaw produces with Groundswell and Quantity Entertainment. Additionally, Signature co-produced with Fifty Fathoms the John Ridley series "Guerrilla," for Sky Atlantic and Showtime, starring Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Idris Elba. Marvel Television and ABC Signature are in pre-production on three series including "Marvel's Runaways" for Hulu as well as "Marvel's Cloak and Dagger" and "Marvel's New Warriors" for Freeform. Signature's credits include "Dead of Summer", "Blood & Oil", "Benched" and the Emmy-nominated HBO film "Confirmation," starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce.