James Gunn has taken to social media to confirm that the Peacemaker series for HBO Max has begun production.
We haven’t even had a chance to see James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad yet, but that hasn’t stopped Warner Bros. from spinning off a character. The Peacemaker series was announced in Nov. of last year, and now James Gunn has shared that production is under way in Vancouver.
“5 months ago, while quarantining, I was almost done editing (The Suicide Squad) & had just turned in a draft of (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3) & was awaiting notes,” Gunn said. “Normally I would try & take a break during this time & go on vacation. But with Covid that wasn’t happening. So, having nothing else to do, I started writing a TV series, mostly for fun, as I didn’t believe it was ever going to happen. I wrote a whole first season in 8 weeks. And now, here I am in my trailer, on the first day of shooting. Life is surreal. Let’s go (& go safely!)”
Peacemaker is set to star John Cena in the lead role and will include Steve Agee, Danielle Brooks was later added, and then three more got the nod including Chris Conrad, Jennifer Holland, and Robert Patrick. And in December Chukwudi Iwuji (When They See Us) was announced as a series regular, while Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale), Annie Chang (Shades of Blue), and Christopher Heyerdahl (Togo) were added as recurring characters.
It is still unknown at this time if Peacemaker is a prequel or a sequel to the film. There has also not been an announcement of a premiere date for the series as of yet, but we imagine it will be sometime around the Aug. 2021 release of The Suicide Squad.