Deadpool is coming to the small screen in a new animated series, as reported by EW. FXX, the sister channel of FX, ordered 10 episodes of the show to air in 2018.
The new show is helmed by Donald Glover, of Community, the upcoming Han Solo movie, and soon The Lion King. His brother and Atlanta co-creator Stephen Glover is onboard as well.
Their comedic chops are strong, and animated Deadpool is likely to be worth a watch. If nothing else, it’s a great opportunity for some fourth wall breaking shenanigans, a la Bugs Bunny.
It’s no coincidence that it’s FXX that picked up Deadpool. As the current home of Archer, they’re very familiar with the potential of “adults-only” cartoons.
Variety points out that last year, FX CEO John Landgraf indicated they would be pursuing more shows like Archer, citing Rick and Morty as their aspirational goal.
So, expect plenty of blood and swearing. It wouldn’t be Deadpool without that.
Although this is the first show to star Deadpool, it’s far from the first time he’s appeared in animation. The character was created in 1991s, and appeared several times in the old 90s X-Men cartoon.
The Merc had his own feature episode in Ultimate Spider-Man, where he was voiced by none other than Will Friedle, who played Terry McGinnis, aka Batman Beyond, aka Batman of the Future.
He was also portrayed by Nolan North in Hulk vs Wolverine, and by Takehito Koyasu in the anime Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers.
No word on who will do the voice acting for the Merc with a Mouth this time around. Donald Glover himself is certainly up to the task.
We’ll pass on more details about the Deadpool show as they arrive. For now, all we know is that it’s going to be gory, it’s going to be gross, and it’s going to air on FXX next year.