HBO Max Orders ‘The Suicide Squad’ TV Spin-off ‘Peacemaker’ Starring John Cena

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HBO Max has ordered a TV spin-off of James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad movie, Peacemaker, starring John Cena. According to Deadline, an eight-episode straight-to-series first season has been ordered, with Gunn writing all episodes and directing a number of them. The series will explore the origins of the character that Cena plays in the 2021 film.

The series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad, which is scheduled to release in theaters on August 6, 2021

Peacemaker is among several DC Comics originals on HBO Max, also following the recent announcement that the streaming service will be making a spin-off of Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie. DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Titans, Swamp Thing, Stargirl, and Young Justice also recently moved to the service.

Gunn and The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran will serve as executive producers, with Cena as a co-executive producer. Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television, will be the producers. Peacemaker is scheduled to begin production in early 2021, which will be before Gunn begins work on the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie.


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