‘Creative Differences’ Lead Donald and Stephen Glover to Part Ways on Animated ‘Deadpool’ Series

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Donald and Stephen Glover’s involvement in the animated Deadpool series was announced last year.(David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images/Marvel)

Donald Glover and his younger brother, Stephen, will no longer be part of creating an animated Deadpool series for FX.

“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ animated series, FX will no longer be involved with the project,” FX said in a statement obtained by Variety Saturday, March 24. “FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on ‘Legion,’ which will continue.”

The duo, who work on the network’s “Atlanta” together, had been tapped to create the show, which was announced last May with a 10-episode order for FXX network. The series was reported to have been scheduled to go on air this year, but it wasn’t in active production and it isn’t clear if any scripts had been sent off.

Since the Glovers have bowed out, it’s unknown if FXX will push forward with “Deadpool” with new creators.

Amid the news going public, Twitter users have been sharing their disappointment.

“Bummer about the Donald Glover produced Deadpool animated series on FX being canceled,” someone said. “Was really looking forward to it.”

“I didn’t even know the Deadpool animated series by Donald Glover was a thing, and now I’m devastated it’s canceled,” said another.

“Soo bummed out Donald Glover’s Deadpool series fell off,” someone else tweeted. “Splitting over creative differences is a good decision though. Too many times have creators took punches by studios & give us shit as a result.”

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