Deadpool Animated Series is DOA at FXX

But despite Ryan Reynolds having turned the anti-hero into a certified blockbuster it seems that Donald Glover's plans to bring the Merc With A Mouth to the small-screen have been panned.

Donald Glover was reportedly working on a Deadpool animated series for FX (actually FXX). Atlanta showrunner and star Donald Glover was set to helm the series, along with his brother Stephen Glover. "FX will no longer be involved with the project".

FX has canceled the Deadpool animated series.

It's possible that Marvel TV will shop the project elsewhere, though right now it isn't clear if it will happen.

The TV network announced a 10-episode series last May, which was set to premiere this year.

FX's other collaboration with Marvel TV, live-action drama series Legion, is heading into its second season, which debuts April 3.

FX released a statement on Saturday confirming their exit from the series along with Glover, citing "creative differences" with Marvel TV. "FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue". Variety couldn't confirm if Marvel will continue production on the show with another network and creative team, but did hint that the show itself could be a "casualty" of Glover's already packed schedule.

Deadpool 2 will hit cinemas in the United Kingdom on 15 May, and in the U.S. on the 18 May. However, it is best not to get our hopes up, as the possibilities of an animated Deadpool series have become significantly less likely. In addition to "Atlanta", he co-stars in the upcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story" film, which opens in May.