The planned “Deadpool” animated series on FX, with Donald and Stephen Glover as showrunners, isn’t going forward at the cable channel.
The announcement came Saturday, ending a project that had been ordered straight to series in May 2017.
“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ animated series,” FX says in a statement. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on ‘Legion,’ which will continue.”
Donald Glover, the creator and star of FX’s “Atlanta,” and his brother Stephen, an exec producer of the show, had been working on scripts for the show while Donald Glover filmed “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in London. No voice actors had been cast, however.
Whether the “Deadpool” show is dead entirely remains to be seen. Marvel, a unit of Disney, could potentially find another outlet for the series, including the forthcoming Disney streaming service. That’s set to launch sometime in 2019.