John Cena Is Starring in the 'Suicide Squad' Spinoff 'Peacemaker' for HBO Max
Published Sep 23, 2020James Gunn's new movie The Suicide Squad promises a vast world with an enormous cast of characters. In fact, the world is so big that John Cena's Peacemaker is now getting a standalone show on HBO Max.
According to Variety, the new streamer has ordered eight episodes of the show, simply called Peacemaker. It's being written by Gunn, who will also direct multiple episodes including the pilot.
The plot is not currently known, but it will be based on Peacemaker, who believes in peace no matter how many people he has to kill to achieve it.
"Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world's biggest douchebag," Gunn said in a statement. "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."
It's unclear when the show will air, but we'll get our first look at the character of Peacemaker when The Suicide Squad arrives on August 6, 2021.