Peacemaker – a new spin-off series from the upcoming Suicide Squad movie reboot Peacemaker – has been picked up by HBO Max.
The new venture sees the film’s writer and director, James Gunn, take the reins for the TV show, with John Cena returning for the role of the titular character.
The streaming service has ordered eight first episodes of the “action-adventure comedy,” and while we don’t know the specifics of the story yet, the show will reportedly reflect on Peacemaker’s origins. Production is expected to start in 2021.
“Peacemaker is an opportunity to dive into current world issues through the lens of this superhero / supervillain / and the world’s greatest douchebag,” Gunn said of the project (via Variety).
“I am 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 the icing on the cake is again with John, Peter and my friends at Warner Bros. can work. “
“I’ve said before that it was a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be a part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie,” added Cena. “I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this. “
Gunn recently revealed the cast of The Suicide Squad’s 2021 reboot. With some old faces returning, such as Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, this movie will also feature a host of brand new characters from the DC Universe.
Gunn made the announcement at DC FanDome, confirming that new Task Force X members will join Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Storm Reid, Alice Braga, Flula Borg, Juan Diego Botto, Jennifer Holland. to be. , Daniela Melchior, Sean Gunn and many more.
“It will be unlike any superhero movie ever made,” Gunn said at the time.