The Suicide Squad exploded onto the scene earlier this year, introducing audiences to James Gunn's take on a wide array of DC Comics characters. Among them was Christopher Smith / Peacemaker (John Cena), who was confirmed to be getting his own HBO Max spinoff series before the film even debuted. After a lot of fanfare and speculation, the best look yet at the Peacemaker show has officially arrived. Gunn, Cena, and the series' cast and crew appeared during Saturday's DC FanDome virtual convention, and they debuted the first full trailer for Peacemaker, which you can check out below. The trailer also revealed that Peacemaker will premiere on Thursday, January 13th on HBO Max.
"Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world's biggest douchebag," creator James Gunn explained when the series was first announced. "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."
"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," Cena echoed. "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."
The Peacemaker series will star Cena, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Steve Agee as John Economos, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon, Annie Chang as Sophie Song, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow as Keeya, and Rizwan Manji as Jamil.
"That's a world, specifically DC, that HBO typically wouldn't have done," HBO chief Casey Bloys explained in a recent interview. "And when you've got someone like James Gunn who wants to do that, it's a great way to take advantage. When you think about those shows, they all feel slightly broader than what HBO might typically do."
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Peacemaker is expected to debut on Thursday, January 13th on HBO Max.