Ahead of its long-awaited debut tomorrow, HBO Max has revealed a brand new clip for James Gunn’s forthcoming DC series Peacemaker, featuring John Cena’s titular anti-hero as he reflects on his recent actions. The Suicide Squad spin-off will be releasing its first three episodes this Thursday, January 13.
The Peacemaker clip, which you can check out below, shows Peacemaker in a vulnerable state as he cries because people hate him for being a douchebag. He also reveals how he regrets killing Rick Flag while recalling the late hero’s last words to him.
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Beyond the WWE legend in the lead role, the Peacemaker series will also star Steve Agee, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji, and Freddie Stroma. Like Cena, both Agee and Holland’s characters have also previously appeared in The Suicide Squad film.
Additional cast members include Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale), Annie Chang (Shades of Blue), Christoper Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels, Supernatural), Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead), Rizwan Manji (Goliath), Nhut Le (The Kroll Show) as DC hero Judomaster, Aison Araya (Arrow) as Amber, and Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) as Evan.
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Based on the characters from DC, the eight-episode first season of Peacemaker is written and created by James Gunn, who directed multiple episodes. Executive producers are Gunn, Cena, Peter Safran, and Matt Miller. It is being produced by Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.