The first official photo for HBO Max’s upcoming The Suicide Squad spinoff Peacemaker has been revealed (via EW), providing us our first look at the main cast led by John Cena. The Peacemaker photo, which you can check out below, was shared by creator-director James Gunn, who describes them as a “less-than-happy team.”
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2021
The series is scheduled to make its debut in January 2022. Next month, fans waiting for the spinoff will be treated with an exclusive Peacemaker look during Warner Bros.’ second edition of DC FanDome which will be launching on October 16.
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Further details about the plot are still being kept under wraps, but it will likely explore the origins of John Cena’s Peacemaker, who is being described as the world’s biggest douchebag. He is a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.
Joining Cena is Steve Agee as John Economos, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante/Adrian Chase, and Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn. It will also include Lochlyn Munro, Annie Chang, Christoper Heyerdahl, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow, Rizwan Manji, Nhut Le, Aison Araya, and Lenny Jacobson.
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Based on the characters from DC, the 8-episode first season is written and created by James Gunn, who directed multiple episodes. Executive producers are Gunn, Cena, Peter Safran, and Matt Miller. is expected to make its debut in January 2022.
Peacemaker is being produced by Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad movie, which is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 6, 2021.