Just when you thought it crazy enough a Deadpool movie blew away the competition, the Merc With a Mouth is coming to TV as well. FXX will host a new “adult” animated comedy for the fourth wall-breaking hero, executive produced by none other than Donald Glover.
Although pre-production on Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s young Han Solo spinoff has been underway for some time now (operating under the clever codename “Red Cup”), today marks the full, official start of production. To celebrate, Lucasfilm has debuted the first photo of the cast and their directors, crammed together inside the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon as if posing for a very cheerful (if a bit tardy) holiday greeting card.
So get ready for the best news you’ll hear probably all week. (Yes, I know it’s Friday, but I’m very excited and am losing the ability to process linear time.) Not only is Donald Glover voicing Simba in Jon Favreau’s live-action The Lion King, but none other than James Earl Jones will be lending his vocal talents to Simba’s father Mufasa.
FX and Donald Glover’s Atlanta rightly cleaned up at the Golden Globes this past Sunday, but there’s good news and bad going forward. As expected, Season 2 has been pushed out of 2017 due to Glover’s Star Wars commitments, though FX and Glover have struck a deal for even more shows.
Things are real tough for everyone right now. Our current election is bonkers, Twitter and Netflix were down for most of the day, and Jennifer Lawrence is probably dating Darren Aronofsky. Life is hard, you know? But sometimes the world is OK and dreams can come true, and if you need proof of that, look no further than this amazing casting news: Donald Glover is playing young Lando Calrissian in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo movie. PRAISE HANDS EMOJI, AMEN.
FX is certainly riding high after their Emmy wins Sunday night, and the success of their newest comedies could bring more. As such, Donald Glover’s breakout hip-hop dramedy Atlanta will return for Season 2, along with Pamela Adlon’s Better Things.
However long it’s taken to finally make the airwaves, FX Donald Glover rap dramedy Atlanta has been well-worth the wait. You don’t need our word for it, though, as FX has placed the full “Twin Peaks for rappers” premiere online after this week’s premiere.
Even as former Community star Donald Glover graced FX with his presence at the TCA press tour panel, most Atlanta promos have cryptically placed the cast in a backwards scenario. At long last, Ernest “Earn” Marks steps forth with a formal trailer for the Twin Peaks-style series, making Donald Glover a family man.
It was hard to get a read on Donald Glover in his Community exit, as the increasingly-esoteric star seemed to lean more toward his Childish Gambino career at the time. Now, as Glover heads back to TV for FX’s Atlanta, the erstwhile Troy Barnes says it’s good that his Community time came to an end, just like Donald Trump will. Look, it got dark.
The majority of early teases for Donald Glover’s FX Atlanta have hit upon the same backwards-walking line, and with a September premiere now firmly etched out, the track is starting to change. Wake up (repeatedly) to a brand-new look at the “Twin Peaks with rappers” series, along with another pillowy glance at Pamela Adlon’s new FX comedy Better Things.