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FX Pulls the Plug on ‘Marvel’s Deadpool’ Animated Series

Ten Episodes Were ordered Last May for a Debut This Year

FX has decided not to move forward with its planned “Marvel’s Deadpool” animated half-hour. The series was from “Atlanta” creator, executive producer and star Donald Glover and writer Stephen Glover, and it was an adaptation of the Marvel character. It received a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes last May for a debut this year.

“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series,” the network said in a statement Saturday. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”

FX’s other collaboration with Marvel TV, live-action drama series “Legion,” is heading into its second season, which opens on April 3.

The untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series was to be produced by Marvel TV in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios. It is unclear yet whether Marvel TV and ABC Studios will continue to pursue the project (with or without the Glovers). The rights to the Deadpool character are owned by Fox.

Marvel, of course, still has an large roster of TV fare spread across multiple outlets on top of its suite of Netflix programming that includes “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Punisher” and “Daredevil.” In addition to FX’s “Legion,” Marvel has ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD” on ABC, “The Gifted” on Fox, and “Runaways” on Hulu. “Marvel’s Inhumans” on ABC, which aired last fall, is unlikely to be granted a second season.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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