Director James Gunn has created a series that is based on this unlikeable yet likable asshole of a character which is John Cena’s The Suicide Squad character Peacemaker and today, during DC FanDome, the first trailer was released and man it looks insane. There’s no doubt that fans of The Suicide Squad are going to love it!
Peacemaker is defined as being an action-adventure comedy, and it will “explore the origins of Peacemaker, a man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.”
Gunn also said in a previous interview, “I loved the 1970s Captain America [TV movie] when I was a kid. I thought making a really f—ed-up version of that with Peacemaker would be fun.” He then admits, “I did exactly the thing I hate when other filmmakers do [it]. But I did it! I’ll have to live with the repercussions, which is the most incredible TV show people will ever see.”
Gunn went on to release some details on the story saying that the eight-episode series centers on “black ops combating something catastrophic that’s facing the planet.” It’s explained that Peacemaker, Harcourt, and Economos team up with three new characters.
The series also stars Steve Agee as Economos, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, and Freddie Stroma as Vigilante.
Gunn wrote the Peacemaker series, and he also directed five episodes of the show. He’s is working on Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3, but says that he would be happy coming back and making a Season 2 of Peacemaker.