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Peacemaker is a 2022 television series created by James Gunn for the streaming service HBO Max. The series is based on the DC Comics character Peacemaker. The series is first television spin-off from the DC Extended Universe, carrying on from the 2021 film The Suicide Squad which was also written and directed by Gunn. Peaceamker is set after the events of The Suicide Squad, exploring the character of Peacemaker who believes in achieving peace at any cost.

John Cena stars as the title character Peacemaker, reprising the role from The Suicide Squad. The cast includes Steve Agee as John Economos, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as August "Auggie" Smith/White Dragon, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, and Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn. Gunn wrote all eight episodes of the series while completing work on The Suicide Squad during the COVID-19 pandemic, before HBO Max officially ordered Peacemaker straight-to-series in September 2020.

Peacemaker premiered on January 13, 2022.

Premise

PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it!

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

  • Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon
  • Annie Chang as Detective Sophie Song
  • Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke
  • Elizabeth Ludlow as Keeya
  • Rizwan Manji as Jamil
  • Nhut Le as Judomaster
  • Alison Araya as Amber
  • Lenny Jacobson as Evan

Uncredited

  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

Episodes

No. in series No. in season Episode title Directed by Written by Original airdate
1 1 A Whole New Whirled James Gunn James Gunn January 13, 2022
After making a miraculous recovery, Peacemaker returns home–only to discover that his freedom comes at a price.
2 2 Best Friends, For Never James Gunn James Gunn January 13, 2022
After Peacemaker’s hazardous escape, tension and mistrust build within the team. Later, as Peacemaker grapples with his new assignment, he receives a surprise visitor.
3 3 Better Goff Dead James Gunn James Gunn January 13, 2022
On their first official mission to assassinate suspected “butterflies,” Economos and Murn bond, and Peacemaker and Harcourt reach an understanding. But the whole job goes sideways with the arrival of Judomaster.
4 4 The Choad Less Traveled Jody Hill James Gunn January 20, 2022.
Following a somewhat successful mission, Murn recruits Vigilante. Meanwhile, after learning that the team helped land his father in prison, Peacemaker confronts his complicated past.
5 5 Monkey Dory Rosemary Rodriguez[1] James Gunn January 27, 2022
Coming Soon
6 6 TBA James Gunn James Gunn February 3, 2022
Coming Soon
7 7 TBA Brad Anderson James Gunn February 10, 2022
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8 8 TBA James Gunn James Gunn February 17, 2022
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Trivia:

  • It is the first DC Extended Universe (DCEU) television series and a spin-off from the 2021 film The Suicide Squad.
    • Set after the events of the film, the series follows jingoistic killer Christopher Smith/Peacemaker as he joins "Project Butterfly", a black ops squad that targets parasitic butterfly-like creatures.

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