Over the weekend, we learned that FX has decided to cancel their planned Deadpoolanimated series from Donald Glover. This came as a shock to many who had hoped to see more of the Merc with a Mouth, especially when it was coming from someone as creative as Glover, who would also be showrunner with his brother Stephen Glover. The series even got a 10 episode order, so there wasn’t anything to be worried about.
While it is not exactly clear why the split happened, Glover wants to make sure that it wasn’t because he was too busy. In fact, he goes as far as mocking the whole situation by releasing pages of a fake “finale” script, which tells us that the series would have been hilarious. More on the story below.
Last year’s Deadpool movie proved that the fourth wall breaking Merc with a Mouth could work on the big screen. Since the film was such a huge success, it’s really no surprise that fans would want to see more of the character. While a sequel is already in the works, FXX and Marvel are teaming up to bring Deadpool right to our televisions in a new animated series.
That’s just the tip of it. Atlanta producers Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will be acting as showrunners, executive producers, and writers on the untitled series. More on the story below.
The League Season 6 Episode 1 “Sitting Shiva”
Directed by Jeff Schaefer
Written by Jackie Marcus Schaefer and Jeff Schaefer
Starring Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer, and Jonathan Lajoie FXX
Release Date: September 3, 2014
Describing an episode of The League to friends who don’t watch it makes you seem like an immoral, depraved, sexually deviant, sports crazy psychopath. In others words, it’s freaking hilarious. For five seasons, the comedy about a group of friends obsessed with fantasy football has pushed the boundaries of decency way off the proverbial cliff. Last season, the show’s first on the new FXX network, continued to find new and ridiculous ways for our heroes to squeeze life into their fantasy football schedules. Let’s review where our characters left off in season five.
How big of a fan of The Simpsons are you? Maybe you’ve seen every single episode. Maybe you can quote every single line, and even in the correct voices. But how big of a fan are you really? Could you, for example, watch 522 episodes of the series in 12 days? If you answered yes, you will have a chance to prove it very soon.
It’s been announced that FXX will air a 522-episode marathon of The Simpsons starting on August 21st of this summer and running the next 12 days through Labor Day.