Today, HBO Max has officially announce more cast members have joined the new DC Comics series Peacemaker starring John Cena as his character Christopher Smith from The Suicide Squad. The 8-episode series will be written and directed by James Gunn with it’s shoot set to begin this January in Vancouver under the working title The Scriptures and wrap in June.
In an official press release, they announced that Danielle Brooks is playing Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick is playing Aggie Smith, Jennifer Holland is reprising her role as Emilia Harcourt, and Chris Conrad will play Adrian Chase aka Vigilante.
HBO Max announces new stars for original DC action-comedy series “Peacemaker” from “The Suicide Squad” writer / director James Gunn and producer Peter Safran. Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black;” “The Color Purple” on Broadway) will star as Leota Adebayo, along with Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day;” HBO’s “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. They join previously announced stars John Cena in the title role and Steve Agee as John Economos. Cena and Agee also reprise their roles from “The Suicide Squad” movie.
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.
The Suicide Squad is set to be released on August 6th, 2021.
SOURCE: HBO MAX