We finally know when Peacemaker will be making its debut on HBO Max, and at least we know we’ll be kicking off 2022 with a bang.
Casey Bloys, head of content for both HBO and HBO Max, sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss upcoming projects. While everything kicked off with discussion of multiple Game of Thrones spinoffs, it seems there are big plans for DC as well.
“I just started to get involved with the DC content in August. Peacemaker is one of the first shows I greenlit and one of the first shows coming out, in January 2022,” said Bloys.
Bloys went on to add, “It’s a great example of what HBO Max can do with DC content in that we’re producing at al level we haven’t seen DC content on TV do thus far. It’s been one of [WarnerMedia CEO] Ann Sarnoff‘s priorities to organize the DC world for exactly what you’re talking about — to make sure that the universe is logical and makes sense. She talks about the flywheel: that the movies speak to the TV shows that speak to the movies — that it’s all connected. There’s a lot of work going on in that at DC and Warner Bros. That is very much something that Ann has made a priority and the company is doing. It’s one of the things in terms of WarnerMedia today vs. Time Warner five years ago, I have regular conversations now with [Warner Bros. film chief] Toby Emmerich and [DC content chief] Jim Lee and we talk about all things in way that never would have been discussed before. That’s probably how you got a little DC over here, a little of DC over there, etc. The idea going forward is that we’re talking with one voice about the DC universe. It’s a really valuable world to have and we want to make sure we’re using it correctly.”
When asked about disconnected properties such as the potential Naomi series from Ava DuVernay, Bloys said, “You see confusion, I see lots of opportunity for DC fans!”