James Gunn Confirms Peacemaker Production to Begin Shortly
After Steve Agee shared his post-quarantine plans on Twitter, involving “sitting on the couch” and “playing video games,” filmmaker James Gunn was quick to reply, “Dude we’ve got a show to shoot,” seemingly confirming that production on HBO Max’s Peacemaker series will begin shortly. While Gunn didn’t specifically mention Peacemaker in his reply to Agee, since the actor will be reprising his The Suicide Squad character John Economos in Gunn’s upcoming spinoff sequel series, we’re assuming that’s the project Gunn is referring to in his Tweet, which you can check out below!
The series stars John Cena (F9, The Suicide Squad) as the title character, Steve Agee (The Suicide Squad, Superstore), Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black, Close Enough), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason) as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland (Brightburn, American Horror Story), who will reprise her role of Emilia Harcourt from The Suicide Squad film, and Chris Conrad (Perpetual Grace, LTD., Patriot) as Vigilante/Adrian Chase.
While details about Peacemaker are being kept under wraps, the series will explore the origins of the character that Cena will play in the upcoming film, 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 August 6, 2021.
Gunn wrote all eight episodes of Peacemaker and is set to direct multiple episodes. He also serves as executive producer on the project along with the film’s producer Peter Safran. Cena will co-executive produce.
Based on the characters from DC, Peacemaker is produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.