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Peacemaker is an upcoming HBO Max action-comedy series based on the DC Comics villain of the same name. The series is produced by DC Entertainment and Troll Court Entertainment. It is a spin-off/sequel to The Suicide Squad and the first television series in the DC Extended Universe. It is set to premiere on January 16, 2022.
Peacemaker is a live action series that follows Christopher Smith AKA Peacemaker, an extremist murderer who believes he's on a quest for peace, killing anyone and everyone to achieve his ultimate goal.
- John Cena as Christopher Smith/Peacemaker
- Steve Agee as John Economos
- Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo
- Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith
- Jennifer Holland as Agent Emilia Harcourt
- Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase/Vigilante
- Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn
- Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon
- Annie Chang as Detective Sophie Song
- Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke
- Elizabeth Faith Ludlow as Keeya
- Rizwan Manji as Jamil
- Nhut Le as Judomaster
- Alison Araya as Amber
- Lenny Jacobson as Evan
- To-be-confirmed actor as Jose
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Air date|
|1||"A Whole New Whirled"||James Gunn||James Gunn||January 16, 2022|
|2||"Best Friends Never"||James Gunn||James Gunn||January 16, 2022|
|3||"Better Goff Dead"||James Gunn||James Gunn||January 16, 2022|
|4||"Stop Dragon My Heart Around"||Jody Hill||James Gunn||TBA|
|5||TBA||Rosemary Rodriguez||James Gunn||TBA|
|6||TBA||James Gunn||James Gunn||TBA|
|7||TBA||Brad Anderson||James Gunn||TBA|
|8||TBA||James Gunn||James Gunn||TBA|
- "Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag. I’m 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, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake."
- ―James Gunn[src]
On September 23, 2020, it was announced that HBO Max had ordered an eight-episode spin-off series of James Gunn's then-upcoming The Suicide Squad, focused on the character of Peacemaker played by John Cena. Peacemaker would begin production in early 2021, before Gunn begins his work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for Marvel Studios. On October 9, 2020, Hollywood North Buzz reported that filming would begin in Vancouver on January 11, 2021, and would end on June 9, 2021, assuming COVID-19 doesn't delay production. They also reported that the working title is "The Scriptures." On Twitter, James Gunn said that the timeline of when the series takes place would not be revealed until after The Suicide Squad releases on August 6, 2021, in order to avoid spoiling the film and whether or not Peacemaker lives. He also confirmed that other Suicide Squad members from the movie will appear in the show but didn't name anyone yet.
On March 31, 2021, it was reported that Jody Hill had been hired to direct episodes of the series. On April 4, 2021, it was reported that Rosemary Rodriguez was also attached to direct episodes of the series. On June 5, 2021, it was reported that Brad Anderson was attached to direct episodes of the series. On June 14, 2021 Clint Mansell and Kevin Kiner was announced to score the series. On July 8, 2021, Screen Rant reported that Murphy was working on Peacemaker in some capacity.
On November 11, 2020, Deadline reported that Danielle Brooks was joining Peacemaker as original character Leota Adebayo. Gunn confirmed this a few hours later on Twitter, along with the following Deadline report an hour later that Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, and Chris Conrad would be joining the series as Auggie Smith, Emilia Harcourt, and Adrian Chase/Vigilante respectively. December 10 brought news from the Illuminerdi that Warner Bros. was looking to cast a male actor in their fifties or sixties to play a character named Murn, described as "strong, tough, a true leader". The same article reported that they were also looking for another male actor in their twenties to forties under a height of 5'6", with stunt and/or martial arts experience to play "an extremely small and gifted martial artist, who is very fast, but not very quick-witted". On December 14, the Illuminerdi reported that WB was considering actress Maggie Q to play Detective Vivian Song on the show.
On November 8, 2020, Gunn posted on Twitter that he was beginning his mandatory two-week quarantine in Canada before production on Peacemaker started there. This seemed to imply that shooting would begin much earlier than expected. On December 14, Deadline reported that Lethal Weapon creator Matt Miller has joined the series as an executive producer. On January 15, 2021 James Gunn confirmed that filming had begun. On July 12, 2021 James Gunn announced that after 131 days, season 1 had wrapped.
On September 5, 2021, Gunn confirmed in a post on Twitter that he was in the midst of editing the series.
|TV series in the DC Extended Universe|