We’re….confused but delighted(!?) to report that John Cena‘s “The Suicide Squad” character Peacemaker is getting his own spinoff series on HBO Max.
This news was announced by Cena, and director James Gunn via their Twitter accounts his morning.
Gunn will be writing and directing the series, which has already been ordered for 8 episodes for HBO Max.
It’s currently being described as an “action adventure comedy,” and will reportedly explore the origins of the Peacemaker character. No additional details are known at this time, probably to protect the storyline of the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures DC Comics property film, “The Suicide Squad.”
We’re pretty excited to see what Gunn had to say when ComicBook’s BD asked him why this particular project for TV (in a round about way).
And then he makes us all look bad, using his quarantine downtime between two giant movies to write a damn tv series. (We kid, we kid.)
“The Suicide Squad” still has a release date of August 6th, 2021.
You can see the first look for the film here, which was first shown during DC FanDome.