Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover, with whom he works with on FX’s Atlanta, are departing the animated Deadpool TV series alongside FX Networks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The duo are exiting the project due to “creative differences.” Announced last year, the animated Deadpool show was billed as an adult-themed action-comedy that would air on FX’s FXX sister channel, which is also now the home of the network’s animated hit Archer as of the latest season. FX says it plans to work with Marvel on Noah Hawley’s Legion, which returns for its second season on April 3rd.
The Emmy winner has had a very intense schedule that consist of working on his next album, shooting the new Star Wars spinoff Solo, and writing, acting, and directing in Atlanta which may contributed to his departure.
The untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series was to be produced by Marvel TV in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios. It is unclear yet whether Marvel TV and ABC Studios will continue to pursue the project (with or without the Glovers). The rights to the Deadpool character are owned by Fox — the Deadpool live-action movie, starring Ryan Reynolds became one of Fox’s highest-grossing movies of all time.