FX Networks, Marvel Television and Donald and Stephen Glover have all parted ways on the animated Deadpool series that was announced last May.
The project was slated to premiere on the FXX channel and was given a 10-episode order when it was announced.
“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. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”
The show was set to be produced by Marvel Television, FX Productions, ABC Signature Studios with the animation to be done by Floyd County, the animation studio behind Archer.
As of right now, it’s not clear whether Marvel and ABC will continue to pursue the project with or without Donald and Stephen Glover. As Deadline notes, the rights to Deadpool are currently owned by Fox, and Fox’s assets are currently a pending acquisition by Disney, so it’s up in the air at this point.
The past year has been a busy one for Donald Glover, with his work on season 2 of Atlanta, playing Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story (which releases on May 25th), voicing Simba in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King (releasing on July 19th, 2019), co-starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as releasing new music under his Childish Gambino alter ego, which he plans to retire that persona.
In the meanwhile, there’s Deadpool 2 to look forward to, which is set to release on May 18th, 2018.
Update – March 28th, 2018: Donald Glover has posted a 15-page script of the now-canceled Deadpool animated series in a series of tweets. Glover also says that “I wasnt too busy to work on deadpool.”