Peacemaker: John Cena to star in HBO Max solo series
Staff Reporter | On 24, Sep 2020
John Cena will reprise his role as Peacemaker from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad in a solo series for HBO Max.
HBO’s streaming service will explore the origins of the Peacemaker character, the master of weapons from the upcoming Suicide Squad film. The action comedy will comprise eight episodes, with Gunn writing all of them and directing several chapters, including the first.
Gunn and The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran will serve as executive producers of the series, with Cena as co-executive producer. Based on characters from DC, Peacemaker will be produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.
While details about Peacemaker are being kept under wraps, the series will explore the origins of the character, a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. The series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad movie, which is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on 6th August 2021.
Gunn said: “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.”
John Cena said: “I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie. I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this.”
Peacemaker is scheduled to begin production in early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.