Why Donald Glover Showrunning Deadpool is Important
Earlier last week it was announced that Donald Glover will be the showrunner for the upcoming animated Deadpool series.
FXX has ordered 10 episodes for the show’s first season and is set to debut next year. Glover will be the executive producer and writer for the animated Deadpool series. This will mark the second Marvel series on the FXX channel.
For those unaware about Donald Glover, he is the writer, producer, and star of the critically acclaimed FX’s Atlanta, winning two Golden Globes this year. The series follows Earn as he and his cousin try to make it in the Atlanta rap scene. Critics have praised the writing for being natural and authentic in it’s execution. At its core, Atlanta is a drama. However, the series has genuine moments of humor to ease the tension, and balances both tones brilliantly.
Glover’s other works include writing for 30 Rock straight out of college at age 24 and doing his first standup special at age 26. In the world of hip-hop, he is known as his rapper alter ego Childish Gambino, where he has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Atlanta is Glover’s passion project and a great showcase of how he could execute an animated Deadpool series. Glover can capture the self-referential, satirical humor that audiences have come to expect from the Deadpool property.
For many, Ryan Reynolds faithfully brought back the merc with a mouth to the big screen in the smash hit Deadpool in 2016. Reynolds managed to win over fans and critics alike after the character’s botched representation in 2009. The film became the ninth highest grossing film of 2016. Deadpool opened the doors for other R-rated superhero films, introducing a whole new audience to a long-beloved character.
For fans of both the Deadpool property and Glover’s work, this is a match made in heaven. Both have made such a huge impact in entertainment last and next year will be no different. Like the film, the series is geared towards a mature audience and will feature all violence and humor, taking inspiration from series’ like Archer.
If Glover’s impressive resume is anything to go off, it’s that he is more than capable of tackling Deadpool for next year.