Last year it was announced that John Cena will re-team with The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn for a brand-new series on HBO Max which will focus on Cena’s Peacemaker character, and now, it seems like the DC series has begun production.
Taking to Twitter, director James Gunn officially announced that filming has started on the upcoming The Suicide Squad spinoff series while hinting at his excitement for the project which he originally wrote “for fun.”
5 months ago, while quarantining, I started writing a TV series, mostly for fun, in-between Guardians drafts & cutting #TheSuicideSquad. I wrote the 1st season of #Peacemaker in 8 weeks. & now, here I am, on the 1st day of shooting. Life is surreal. Let’s go (& go safely!) ❤️☮️🕊 pic.twitter.com/dAyAJmwYVB
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 15, 2021
While plot details are being kept under wraps, we do know the Peacemaker series will run for eight episodes and will be an action-adventure comedy that will focus on 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.”
The series will star John Cena alongside Lochlyn Munro, Chukwudi Iwuji, Annie Chang, Christopher Heyerdahl, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, Chris Conrad, and Steve Agee.
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The Suicide Squad sees James Gunn directing a cast that includes Suicide Squad returnees Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) as well as new DCEU additions Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Jennifer Holland, David Dastmalchian, Joaquín Cosío, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, John Cena, Pete Davidson, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Julio Ruiz, Steve Agee, Michael Rooker, and Sean Gunn.