The Suicide Squad is not coming out until next year, but one character is getting a solo series. HBO Max has ordered an eight-episode television adaptation for DC comic character Peacemaker!
WWE Professional Wrestler and part-time actor John Cena will top-line the series. He also portrays Peacemaker in the upcoming film. The series will be an action adventure comedy. Rumor are swirling the series will follow the original story of Peacemaker. Apparently, there is no price or person he is not willing to sacrifice to obtain peace.
Additionally, Director James Gunn is directing and writing the majority of the series. The show will begin production in early 2021 before Gunn heads back to Marvel to shoot Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn expresses his excitement for the new project. “Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag,” Gunn said. “I’m excited to expand ‘The Suicide Squad’ and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series.“
Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, gives insight into the network’s optimism for the series. “James Gunn has the unique ability to create an expansive universe while also bringing to life the soul and wit of each character. We look forward to a deep dive into the world of ‘Peacemaker.”
Before the series, The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021!