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DEADPOOL: Donald Glover Tapped To Executive Produce Animated Series [FX]

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Donald Glover Will Executive Produce Marvel’s Planned Deadpool TV Series

Golden Globe-winning Atlanta star Donald Glover will serve as an executive producer on Marvel Television‘s proposed animated Deadpool adaptation.

Glover, as anyone who has been following film news knows, is no stranger to the world of comic adaptations. He is set to appear in a supporting role in the Marvel reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will hit theaters this coming July. However, it was his role as Troy Barnes on the Dan Harmon sitcom Community that originally propelled him to stardom.

In addition to executive producing the series, Glover will act as a showrunner and writer alongside his brother Stephen Glover. Marvel, which has teamed up with FX for the production, has selected Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory as its producers for the project.

Superherohype, the source of this story, quotes Loeb and FX programming co-president Nick Grad as saying the following about working with Glover:

“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, co-president of programming at FX. “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!

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