Peacemaker Adds Danielle Brooks

Orange is the New Black, Danielle Brooks
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An upcoming Hollywood star is diving into the world of superheros. According to Deadline, Danielle Brooks joins HBO Max’s Peacemaker.

Brooks will portray Leota Adebayo. Her exact character details in the series are unknown at this time. She will have ties to Christopher Smith (John Cena) aka Peacemaker. The series is a spinoff of 2021’s The Suicide Squad directed by James Gunn.

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Cena, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, Chris Conrad, Steve Agee and now Brooks round out the cast. The series will be 8 episodes. Gunn wrote the entire series, and directed a few episodes. Additionally, he is the executive producer along with Cena. Peter Safran is a producer. Production will likely begin early next year.

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Recently, Brooks starred in Close Enough, The Day Shall Come, and the critically acclaimed Orange is the New Black.

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Written by Melodie Aikels

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