1 June 2022
John Cena reprises his Critics Choice Super Award-nominated role as Peacemaker, the jingoistic killer fighting for peace at any cost – no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.
The hotly anticipated first series in the DC Extended Universe (with 30 million views for its trailers on YouTube), HBO Max’s Peacemaker picks up where The Suicide Squad movie left off, with Peacemaker returning home after recovering from his encounter with Bloodsport – only to discover that his freedom comes at a price.
Created by multi-award-winner James Gunn (The Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy), who also serves as showrunner, the eight-episode series also stars Emmy nominee Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Nigerian-British actor Chukwudi Iwuji (Designated Survivor, The Underground Railroad, and next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) and MTV Movie Award nominee Robert Patrick (Perry Mason). Jennifer Holland reprises her role from The Suicide Squad as Emilia Harcourt and Steve Agee returns as John Economos. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for some ‘super’ cameos.
One of Rotten Tomatoes’ most anticipated series of 2022, Peacemaker has a 94% critics rating on the review aggregator, where the consensus says, “John Cena’s still in solid form in Peacemaker, leading a bloody good time that gives writer-director James Gunn full permission to let his freak flag fly.”
HBO Max recently renewed Peacemaker for a second season.