Following the success of HBO’s original action comedy DC series, Peacemaker has been confirmed to receive a second season. The announcement came this morning as the season finale approaches on February 17.
James Gunn will return to write and direct, though this time around he will be writing and directing all eight episodes for the second season. The first season saw Gunn writing all eight episodes, but directing only five. Season 1 of Peacemaker is executive produced by Gunn, Peter Safran, and Matt Miller with John Cena serving as a co-executive producer and Stacy Littlejohn serving as a consulting producer. Cena also stars in the series.
Peacemaker is a spin-off from Gunn’s DC movie The Suicide Squad which premiered in 2021. The series was announced and in production before the movie even came out, which ended up being a great decision, as Cena’s character became an instant fan-favorite. Peacemaker follows the mission of the titular character in the aftermath of The Suicide Squad.
Gunn had the following to say about the renewal in an official statement: “Creating Peacemaker has been one of the true highlights of my life, both professionally and otherwise, with John Cena and the incredible creative team around me, as well as our partners at HBO Max. To have something we all love so much be loved by the audience in turn has been a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for folks to see where Team Peacemaker goes in Season 2.”
Season 1 of Peacemaker is available to stream now on HBOMax, with the season finale coming at midnight PST on February 17.