FX axes Donald Glover's 'Deadpool' series over 'creative differences'

The animated Deadpool series from FX and Donald Glover has been canceled due to creative differences and possibly because Donald Glover is just too busy.

Emily Treadgold

FX recently announced plans for a new animated Deadpool series written by golden-child Donald Glover. Now, theyve both announced that they are canceling the project.


Donald and his brother Stephen Glover were both going to write, produce, and showrun the cartoon, and they were given a 10-episode straight-to-series order last year. FX cited "creative differences" as the main cause. Variety reported that the studio behind FXs hit show Archer was ready to work on the animation, but production never began.

Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel's Deadpool animated series, FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.

It's possible that Glover's already too busy to take on another project. His show Atlanta is already in its second season. Glover is also working on a live-action The Lion Kind, he's in Solo: A Star Wars Story and is possibly working on his final album as Childish Gambino.


Deadpool fans can still hold out for Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds which comes out on May 18th.