James Gunn is hard at work for HBO Max on a spin-off TV series of his own, The Suicide Squad, entitled Peacemaker. Here’s everything we know about it.
Peacemaker: What Is The Plot?
HBO Max continues to expand its catalog of original TV series. At the end of September 2020, the production of a spin-off of the film The Suicide Squad by James Gunn, released in August 2021, about the character of Peacemaker was announced. The latter is among the film’s protagonists, played by the well-known wrestler and actor John Cena.
This is the most recent DC show, after the Batman prequel, and will join the other live-action Doom Patrol, Titans, and Stargirl, which are only recently available on HBO Max. But what is the spin-off about? We don’t have a well-defined plot of the Peacemaker TV series yet. For the moment, we only know that he will explore the origins of the protagonist, a man who believes in peace at all costs, regardless of the number of people he has to kill to obtain and maintain it.
The character was created by Joe Gill and Pat Boyette and first appeared in Fightin ‘5 No. 40, of November 1966. The first identity of the superhero is that of Christopher Smith, a pacifist diplomat, the son of a commander of a Nazi extermination camp, who founded the Pax Institute. It is an organization that fights against dictators and warlords.
Peacemaker: When Will It Release?
That said, when does the Peacemaker TV series come out? With the trailer’s release, we discovered the release date of the spin-off. HBO Max is set to debut on January 13, 2022. Filming began in early 2021 before work began on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. III, directed by James Gunn.
Peacemaker: Who’s In The Cast?
In the cast of the TV series Peacemaker, we find, as anticipated, John Cena ( Bumblebee ) in the role of the protagonist. For the rest, the participation of Steve Agee ( Superstore ) has been announced, who will reprise the role of John Economos.
The character is the director of the Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary and an aide to Amanda Waller. We later learned of the entry of Danielle Brooks ( Orange is the new Black ), who will play the role of Leota Adebayo. Next to them, we then find the following actors with their respective characters:
- Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith
- Jennifer Holland as agent Emilia Harcour
- Chris Conrad as The Vigilante / Adrian Chase
- Chukwudi Iwuji and Clemson Murn
- Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon
- Annie Chang as Detective Sophie Song
- Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke
- Adds Nhut Le as Judomaster