Actor, rapper, producer, and Golden Globe Award winner Donald Glover is set to write and executive produce the series with his brother Stephen Glover. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also executive produce. The half-hour prime-time comedy will run for 10 episodes.
The series is courtesy of Marvel Television, FX Productions, and ABC Signature. No announcements were made regarding casting.
Donald Glover is hot off the success of Atlanta for FX and has nerd cred to burn. He has a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming (see “Late June Geek Movie Casting Update”), will voice Miles Morales in Sony’s Spider-Man animated feature (see “Miles Morales Finally Gets a Movie”), and will don the cape of the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo feature film (see “Principal Photography Begins On New 'Star Wars' Film”).
As for the Merc with a Mouth, in addition to a sequel to the hit film (see “'Deadpool 2' Finds Its Cable”), Deadpool is also set to kill the Marvel Universe (again) starting in July (see “Deadpool to Kill the Marvel Universe”).