Deadline is reporting that Bridgerton actor Freddie Stroma has signed on to star in HBO Max and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad TV spinoff series Peacemaker.
Stroma is replacing Chris Conrad in the series, the latter exiting amicably due to creative differences, and will take on the role of Adrian Chase, a.k.a. Vigilante.
The character is described as “a hand-to-hand combatant, a brilliant marksman and a master of the lariat. He was a New York City DA who sought justice in his own way as his alter ego after his wife and kids were killed by mobsters. Vigilante also has the ability to heal quickly and regenerate his body from injuries as serious as stabbings or gunshot wounds.”
Peacemaker sees John Cena reprising his role from The Suicide Squad as Christopher Smith, the titular ‘Peacemaker’, alongside co-stars Steve Agee (John Economos) and Jennifer Holland (Emilia Harcourt). New additions include Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Chukwudi Iwuji (News of the World), Lochlyn Munro (Scary Movie), Annie Chang (Shades of Blue), Christopher Heyerdahl (Van Helsing), Elizabeth Ludlow (The Walking Dead), Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek), Nhut Le (Raven’s Home), Alison Araya (Riverdale) and Lenny Jacobson (For All Mankind).
Peacemaker is slated to premiere on HBO Max in January 2022.