The John Cena–led collection premieres January 13 on HBO Max.
After first taking part in the position of the nationalist, peace-loving superhero keen to kill as many individuals because it takes to advertise peace in director James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad,” Cena returns to the character — and Gunn — for Gunn’s eight-episode collection for the streamer which debuts January 13. Now the collection focuses on Peacemaker and a ragtag workforce trying to maintain the world a safer place, even when generally they trigger slightly injury of their very own doing it. And a few of that injury, as we see within the trailer, even comes courtesy of Peacemaker’s sidekick, a bald eagle.
Becoming a member of Cena as Peacemaker are Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, Steve Agee as Economos, and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.
Along with writing all eight episodes, Gunn additionally helms 5. And based mostly on the red-band trailer HBO Max launched January 1, the collection seems to be as sharp, violent, and raucous as “The Suicide Squad” was final yr.
“Simply since you’re good-looking doesn’t imply you’re not a chunk of shit,” Harcourt tells Peacemaker within the trailer, which you’ll be able to watch within the video beneath.
“You suppose I’m good-looking?” he replies. Hardly your regular superhero response, however Cena makes it each actual and humorous. In actual fact, his efficiency as Peacemaker finally gained Gunn over to the character in the course of the making of “The Suicide Squad.”
Gunn teased that he had concepts for subsequent “Peacemaker” seasons throughout a panel on the Tv Critics Affiliation 2021 Summer time Press Tour in September, calling the character “virtually each man I grew up with in Missouri.”
Gunn famous that he didn’t got down to make the character likable, and teased that the character might develop over the course of a number of seasons.
“It wouldn’t take only one season of TV for him to be taught that,” Gunn stated. “It’s that capacity to be taught […] that makes him slightly bit extra likable.”
“Peacemaker” premieres on HBO Max January 13.