DC’s Peacemaker series gets a Teaser trailer & release date
It’s been a few months, but many fans still can’t stop talking about the absolute joy that The Suicide Squad was to watch. It’s good to see DC do well in movies, and they owe James Gunn a lot for its success. And so, they decided to hand him over another series, and it is that of the Peacemaker series. Now, we have a trailer as well as a release date for the upcoming series starring John Cena.
Peacemaker series starts off where The Suicide Squad ended
John Cena earned a lot of critical acclaim for his performance as the Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad. He was a prominent figure in the entire Suicide Squad, and not just a mirror opposite of Idris Elba’s Bloodsport. And so, DC did not miss out on the opportunity and announced a Peacemaker series soon after the success of The Suicide Squad reboot. Moreover, Warner Bros. made a safe bet on James Gunn again, as he’s going to be at the helm for the series. And now, we have our first teaser trailer as well, which landed just this Saturday at the DC FanDome event on October 16.
In the trailer, we see the Peacemaker after the events of The Suicide Squad and the post-credit scenes in which we see John Cena’s Christopher Smith in a hospital, recovering from the near-fatal headshot by Bloodsport. Peacemaker is, however, very much alive and then embarks on a new journey. This time, he gets enlisted to kill “bad people” in a deal to stay out of prison. He then teams up with a very exciting cast, including Chukwudi Iwuji playing Murn, Danielle Brooks playing Adebayo, Freddie Stroma playing Vigilante, Steve Agee playing Economos, and Jennifer Holland’s Harcourt. This star-studded cast also includes Robert Patrick, who plays Smith’s dad Auggie, with whom he shares a strained relationship. And the Peacemaker series promises to give Christopher Smith a lot of emotional depth. We got that hint from Adebayo, who said in the trailer at one point:
You use being a jerk as a way to push people away, but if you just drop that, people actually might like you.
What James Gunn thinks about the series
Initially, James Gunn was not a big fan of movies leading up to other shows or movies. But, he resorted to doing the same with The Suicide Squad and the Peacemaker series. He joked to EW:
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.
However, it looks like James Gunn really enjoyed working on the Peacemaker series. He said he’s very willing to return for a second season:
I would like to do a [second] season. They just have to tell me that they want to do it.
The Peacemaker series will debut on HBO Max on January 13, 2022.