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Donald Glover is a busy man. First, his FX series Atlanta shot into the stratosphere and became a Golden Globe-winning hit (especially here, where many fans felt it perfectly captured the character of our city). Then he was cast as Lando Calrissian in a Star Wars spinoff movie, pushing back a second season of Atlanta to 2018. Then he released his third Childish Gambino album. Then he was cast as Simba in new The Lion King live-action remake film. Not to mention, he was also named one of TIME’s Most Influential People of the year and, oh yeah, he’s in the new Spider-Man movie coming out this summer.
Now Glover adds yet another project to his rapidly growing resume—showrunner, executive producer, and writer of FXX’s new animated Deadpool series, alongside his brother Stephen (who was also a writer on Atlanta). A 10-episode season is expected in 2018, according to Variety. (2018 is also when Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool 2—the sequel to last year’s popular R-rated superhero comedy—is expected to hit theaters.) The series is a natural fit for the network—adult animated comedy Archer (also produced here in Atlanta) has been a hit for years, and FX Networks’ other Marvel venture, Legion, has earned solid critical buzz.
There’s no word that Atlanta has been pushed back further from it’s tentative early 2018 release date, but one does have to wonder if this new venture from the Brothers Glover will delay the much-anticipated second season. Atlanta fans will just have to keep their fingers crossed.