Last week, The Ronin exclusively revealed that James Gunn’s DC Comics spinoff series Peacemaker would be adding Eastbound & Down director Jody Hill and we can now add another seasoned television director has joined the project that is filming in Vancouver.
We’ve confirmed that Rosemary Rodriguez will direct on The Suicide Squad spinoff series too. Her extensive credits include Rescue Me, Dickinson, Sneaky Pete, and The Good Wife. She’s no stranger to comic book properties directing episodes of Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead, and the live-action The Tick show.
RODRIGUEZ: “In the Spring, I’ll be directing [DC Comics’] Peacemaker for James Gunn. That will be a guaranteed good time!”
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.
The cast consists of John Cena as Christopher Smith aka Peacemaker, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon, Annie Chang as Sophie Song, Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke, Nhut Le as Judomaster, Steve Agee as John Economos, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, and Chris Conrad as Adrian Chase aka Vigilante.
Peacermaker is a direct spinoff of James Gunn’s upcoming film The Suicide Squad coming to HBO Max and theaters on August 6, 2021.
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.