Are you sitting down? OK, good. Because Stephen Glover says you really would have gotten a Taylor Swift-centric episode out of his “Deadpool” animated TV series with big brother, Donald Glover. If the two had been able to make it the way they wanted to, that is.
And it looks like whatever happened to that story line “definitely was the last straw” for the siblings who — along with FX — decided to “part ways” with Marvel on the show last weekend.
Stephen Glover took to Twitter on Thursday morning to back up his big brother’s claims one day after the “Atlanta” creator unleashed his meta script about the scrapped project on the world.
“There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.”
He continued with a second tweet that read: “Our show wasn’t too black. It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give ‘Rick and Morty’ a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”
Stephen Glover’s comments follow his brother’s Wednesday morning tweets, which included a 15-page script for the animated show that made pointed references to why the brothers and FX decided to leave it.
“For the record: I wasn’t too busy to work on ‘Deadpool,’” Donald Glover wrote in a now-deleted tweet, before unleashing his meta script.
The pages were packed with quips about racism, the TV industry and Marvel that came straight from the Merc with a Mouth’s mouth.
“You know, I’m not mad about this whole ‘cancelled’ thing,” Deadpool says in the script. “I mean, is it even a good time to have a violent, gun loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the PRESIDENT?”
While the Regenerating Degenerate first speculates the cartoon probably wouldn’t have been a big hit in toy aisles, he then wonders: “Do you think they canceled the show… cause of racism?! Yeah, but all the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too … Maybe we were alienating our white audience? No. We did a whole goat yoga episode. Damn.”
News that Donald Glover, his brother Stephen and FX would no longer be involved in Marvel Television’s planned animated series broke last Saturday.
“Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s ‘Deadpool‘ animated series,” the cabler said in a statement. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on ‘Legion,’ which will continue.”
In May 2017, the network ordered a 10-episode first season for the “Deadpool” series. The Glover brothers were initially on board to write, executive produce and act as showrunners at FX Productions on the animated adult action-comedy series that was intended to launch later this year on FXX.
The series shakeup comes a little over a month after FX staple Ryan Murphy inked quite the rich deal with Netflix, amid Disney’s pending takeover of Fox’s studio and the cabler, among many other assets.
Donald Glover signed an overall deal with FX Productions last January, so at the time he had no idea what the fate of his network and studio would become. Under that agreement, the “Community” alum will develop television series for FX Networks (FXN) and other networks and streaming services, in addition to continuing to executive produce, write, direct and star in the TV-MA “Atlanta.”
FX and Marvel had no comment on the script when reached by TheWrap on Wednesday, and representatives for Donald Glover and Stephen Glover did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request.
See Stephen Glover’s tweets below.