Sep 23, 2020 02:10 PM EST

HBO Max Gives 8 Episode Order to Suicide Squad Spinoff Peacemaker

HBO Max Gives 8 Episode Order to Suicide Squad Spinoff Peacemaker

"Peacemaker", a spinoff of "Suicide Squad", has been given a straight-to-series order from HBO Max. John Cena will be reprising the title role.

James Gunn, who directed and write the film, will also be reprising his roles to write the series as well as direct some episodes. 

"'Peacemaker' is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world's biggest douchebag. I'm excited to expand ‘The Suicide Squad' and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake," said Gunn.

John Cena, who will also serve as co-executive producer of the series, also commented on the eight-episode order, saying, "I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of ‘The Suicide Squad' and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie. I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for ‘Peacemaker.' We can't wait for fans to see this."

"James Gunn has the unique ability to create an expansive universe while also bringing to life the soul and wit of each character. We look forward to a deep dive into the world of ‘Peacemaker,'" said Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max.

Production will begin in early 2021.

 

 

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