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"I thought you loved peace no matter how many men, women, and children you needed to kill to get it."
"I dunno. Lately I'm havin'... feelings about things.
Emilia Harcourt and Peacemaker[src]

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.[3] 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 13, 2022.[2]


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.


Main cast

Recurring cast



Title Directed by Written by Air date
1 "A Whole New Whirled"[2] James Gunn[13] James Gunn[13] January 13, 2022[2]
2 "Best Friends Never"[2] James Gunn James Gunn[13] January 20, 2022[2]
3 "Better Goff Dead"[2] James Gunn James Gunn[13] January 27, 2022[2]
4 "Stop Dragon My Heart Around"[2] Jody Hill[14] James Gunn[13] February 3, 2022
5[3] TBA Rosemary Rodriguez[15] James Gunn[13] February 10, 2022
6[3] TBA James Gunn James Gunn[13] February 17, 2022
7[3] TBA Brad Anderson[15] James Gunn[13] February 24, 2022
8[3] TBA James Gunn[16] James Gunn[13] March 3, 2022



"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][17]

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.[3] 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.[18] On April 4, 2021, it was reported that Rosemary Rodriguez was also attached to direct episodes of the series.[19] On June 5, 2021, it was reported that Brad Anderson was attached to direct episodes of the series.[20] 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.[21]


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.[5][6] 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".[22] On December 14, the Illuminerdi reported that WB was considering actress Maggie Q to play Detective Vivian Song on the show.[23]


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.[24] On December 14, Deadline reported that Lethal Weapon creator Matt Miller has joined the series as an executive producer.[25] On January 15, 2021, James Gunn confirmed that filming had begun.[26] On July 12, 2021, James Gunn announced that after 131 days, season 1 had wrapped.[27]


On September 5, 2021, Gunn confirmed in a post on Twitter that he was in the midst of editing the series.[28] September 22 saw Gunn confirm he had finished with the series' soundtrack, teasing its contents as "all hair metal".[29]





  1. 1.0 1.1 James Gunn (@JamesGunn) - Twitter
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "‘The Suicide Squad’ Spin-off Series ‘Peacemaker’ has a Premiere Date on HBO Max" - MOVIESR.net
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "‘The Suicide Squad’ TV Spinoff ‘Peacemaker’ Starring John Cena From James Gunn Ordered By HBO Max" - Deadline Hollywood
  4. "‘The Suicide Squad’ HBO Max Spinoff Series ‘Peacemaker’ Adds Steve Agee" - Deadline Hollywood
  5. 5.0 5.1 "‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Joins HBO Max ‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff Series ‘Peacemaker’" - Deadline Hollywood
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "‘Peacemaker’ HBO Max Series Adds Chris Conrad, Jennifer Holland, Robert Patrick" - Variety
  7. ‘Peacemaker’: Freddie Stroma To Replace Chris Conrad In HBO Max’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "‘Peacemaker’ HBO Max Series Adds Four More to Cast" - Variety
  9. 9.0 9.1 "‘Peacemaker’: HBO Max James Gunn ‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff Series Adds Elizabeth Faith Ludlow & Rizwan Manji" - Deadline Hollywood
  10. "‘Peacemaker’: James Gunn HBO Max Series Adds Nhut Le As Judomaster" - Deadline Hollywood
  11. 11.0 11.1 "‘Peacemaker’ HBO Max Series Adds Alison Araya, Lenny Jacobson (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  12. "Peacemaker: 2 New Mysterious Roles Being Cast for New HBO Max Series: Exclusive" - The Illuminerdi
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 "The Suicide Squad Spinoff Peacemaker, Starring John Cena, Ordered to Series at HBO Max; James Gunn to Write/Direct" - TVLine
  14. James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on Instagram
  15. 15.0 15.1 "James Gunn: Peacemaker "One Big Storyline"; Ep Lengths, Editing Update - Bleeding Cool"
  16. James Gunn confirms he's shooting the last Peacemaker episode - @JamesGunn on Twitter
  17. "PEACEMAKER is Coming To HBO Max" - WarnerMedia
  18. EXCLUSIVE: James Gunn’s ‘Peacemaker’ Series Adds ‘Eastbound & Down’ Director Jody Hill
  19. HBO Max’s ‘Peacemaker’ Series Adds ‘Jessica Jones’ Director Rosemary Rodriguez To The Directing Team
  20. EXCLUSIVE: Brad Anderson Joins The Directing Team On HBO Max Series ‘Peacemaker’
  21. "The Suicide Squad Releases First Soundtrack Song" - Screen Rant
  22. "Peacemaker: New Casting Call Indicates Possible Roles for These Classic Comic Characters: Exclusive" - The Illuminerdi
  23. "WB Eyeing Maggie Q For New Role In Peacemaker: Exclusive" - The Illuminerdi
  24. James Gunn (@JamesGunn) - Twitter
  25. "Matt Miller Joins ‘Peacemaker’ HBO Max Series As EP, Renews Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV" - Deadline Hollywood
  26. James Gunn (@jamesgunn) - Instagram
  27. Season 1 of Peacemaker has wrapped - @JamesGunn on Twitter
  28. Editing Peacemaker - @JamesGunn on Twitter
  29. 'Peacemaker' Soundtrack: James Gunn Teases What to Expect, Music-Wise, From the HBO Max Series - Collider

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