James Gunn Gives Update on John Cena Peacemaker Series

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James Gunn is a very busy man, but that isn’t stopping him from making headway on multiple projects.

The Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad director delivered an update on HBO Max’s upcoming Peacemaker series, which will star John Cena‘s character from the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel. Written and created by Gunn, the eight-episode series is set to premiere in January 2022 and is currently being filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Production is expected to wrap in June.

Gunn, who is confirmed to be directing the first episode of the show as well, called the show amazing so far. “[I] just finished the first cut of Episode 1, and I love it so much,” Gunn told a fan on Twitter. “People are not prepared for this behemoth.”

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Beyond the WWE legend in the lead role, the Peacemaker series will also star Steve Agee (The Suicide SquadSuperstore), Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New BlackClose Enough), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment DayPerry Mason) as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland (BrightburnAmerican Horror Story) as Emilia Harcourt, and Chris Conrad (Perpetual Grace, LTD.Patriot) as Vigilante.

Additional cast includes Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale), Chukwudi Iwuji (The Underground Railroad), Annie Chang (Shades of Blue), Christoper Heyerdahl (Hell on WheelsSupernatural), Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead), Rizwan Manji (Goliath),  Nhut Le (The Kroll Show) as DC hero Judomaster, Aison Araya (Arrow) as Amber, and Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) as Evan.

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