James Gunn’s popular DC series will return!
Peacemaker is an American superhero TV series created by James Gunn for HBO Max, based on the DC Comics character, Peacemaker. Played by John Cena, the character fights for peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. The first season has won over many fans, thanks to the winning combination of John Cena, James Gunn, and a CGI eagle named Eagly. Season 2 is on its way with Gunn directing and writing all episodes for the new season.
According to Deadline, Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max said, “The brilliance of James Gunn once again shines with Peacemaker. He took this character, brought to life by the inimitable John Cena, and created an exceptional series that’s simultaneously thrilling, hilarious and heartfelt, showcasing the humanity beneath this team of misfits living in a superhuman world. As the first original DC show to have its series premiere on HBO Max, we are thrilled that the viewers agreed to give peace a f*cking chance.”
Even James Gunn hasn't decided yet! "I'm still playing with a lot of different things. The most important thing for me in the first season was who Peacemaker was and where was he going - what was his personal journey? The Butterflies and the plot and all of that is secondary to who he was as a character and what his changes were, as well as the other characters and where they began and where they end, because they all have little changes for themselves – with the exception of Vigilante, who’s sort of a straight line the whole time. So I know where Peacemaker starts and where he ends, but I’m playing with other ideas around that and how that’s gonna play out," the 55-year-old filmmaker told Variety.
John Cena who plays the titular character will be back. So should Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, along with key actors Danielle Brooks, Steve Agee, and Jennifer Holland. Robert Patrick might return as well, according to Digital Spy. That'll be interesting!
We know that the first season premiered on January 13, 2022. Season 2 is likely to come out by mid-January in 2023. But don't bet on it just yet, since Gunn is pretty busy with another The Suicide Squad spin-off for HBO Max. "That's advanced a lot. Hopefully, in not too long, people will know more about that. It's not 100 percent. But we've been working heavily on it. So that would be something that would happen in addition to Peacemaker Season 2," Gunn said.