HBO Max Announces 8-Episode ‘Peacemaker’ Series Starring John Cena With James Gunn Directing Multiple Episodes In 2021

Wow, HBO Max is already working on a spinoff series focusing on James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad!

WarnerMedia and HBO Max have announced today that they’ll be making a Peacekeeper series on the streaming service starring John Cena. The series will focus on Cena’s character from the upcoming DC Comics film that was written and directed by James Gunn.

Gunn is said to be directing multiple episodes before heading off to make Guardians of The Galaxy 3 and writing all 8-episodes.

Below is the official press release.

Oh f*ck, it’s Peacemaker! HBO Max is set to explore the origins of the Peacemaker character, the master of weapons from the highly anticipated upcoming The Suicide Squad film, in the new Max Original action-adventure-comedy series Peacemaker. HBO Max has given a straight-to-series order of eight episodes for the first season of the show. John Cena will reprise his role from The Suicide Squad movie to star in the series, and the film’s acclaimed writer/director James Gunn will write all eight episodes of Peacemaker and will direct multiple episodes, 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. Peacemaker is scheduled to begin production in early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.


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