James Gunn and Peter Safran are set to expand their Suicide Squad universe with HBO Max’s “Peacemaker” presumably coming sometime next year. Little is known about the show other than it stars John Cena and will be a prequel to the highly anticipated film and will explore the characters origins.
HBO Max and Gunn have now revealed the cast of “Peacemaker” and who we can presume will go up against Cena as the main antagonist.
the series will now include 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.
Gunn will write all eight episodes of “Peacemaker” and will direct multiple episodes, including the first. Gunn and 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.
The most interesting addition to the show is certainly Chris Conrad as Adrain Chase or Vigilante. The two have crossed paths in the comics before and Vigilante makes a great foil for the pacifist Peacemaker.
As of now there is no release date for “Peacemaker” but filming is set to begin in January.