The movie isn’t even out yet and The Suicide Squad already has it’s first spinoff. Warner Bros. Television announced today that a Peacemaker series would be headed to HBO Max. The best news is that John Cena will reprise his role from the movie and James Gunn will write all eight episodes.
The series is being described as an action comedy that will explore the origins of the character. According to the character description, Peacemaker is, “man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.”
Joining Cena and Gunn on the project will be executive producer Peter Safran. The Safran Company will producer alongside Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment.
Gunn seems very excited for the series. He said, “Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag. I’m excited to expand The Suicide Squad and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.”
Cena added, “I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie. I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this.”
Production is expected to begin in early 2021. The show has already been given a straight to series order from HBO Max. Keep checking back for updates.
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