FX is shifting the blame for the reason why Donald and Stephen Glover’s Deadpool animated series didn’t make it to air.
CEO John Landgraf spoke about it at the Television Critics Association press tour.
“I think that Marvel will revive it because they have the rights. They own the IP, and they have the rights to do an animated adult series based on any of the X-Men characters and based on Deadpool specifically. They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen wrote. We would have done the show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision. When Marvel decided not to do that show, we parted company with them as did Donald and Stephen. Now it’s totally up to them (Marvel) whether they hire someone else to do a different show.”
The potential series made waves this spring when the news of its axing first surfaced and Donald Glover leaked a mock script, and Stephen Glover said the show was pulled possibly due to a Taylor Swift episode.