“Peacemaker” Series Comes To HBO Max

by Joel Taylor
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As the DCEU expands in movies and miniseries, a new “Peacemaker” series comes to the HBO Max lineup. It will cast Alison Araya and Lenny Jacobson in recurring roles.

They join previously announced series lead John Cena as well as series regulars Danielle Brooks, Chris Conrad, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick, and Chukwudi Iwuji (When They See Us) as a series regular,. Araya and Jacobson will play the married couple Amber and Evan respectively. Araya has appeared on X-Files, Riverdale and Arrow, while Jacobson appeared in Narcos: Mexico and Bumblebee. Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale), Annie Chang (Shades of Blue), and Christopher Heyerdahl (Togo) were added as recurring guest stars. Elizabeth Faith Ludlow(The Walking Dead)and Rizwan Manji( The Magicians) were added in early February, and were joined by Nhut Le as Judomaster later in the month.

The series is a spinoff of James Gunn’s upcoming “Suicide Squad” film, with Cena reprising his role in the film for the show. Cena will serve as co-executive producer in addition to starring. Gunn will executive produce via Troll Court Entertainment with “Suicide Squad” producer Peter Safran also executive producing for The Safran Company.

The premise of Peacemaker a.k.a. Christopher Smith (born Christopher Schmidt) is that he is a super-hero and soldier who loves peace so much, he’s willing to kill for it. Originally, he was a pacifist diplomat who used strictly non-lethal weapons, although over time he developed into a more violent vigilante willing to make sacrifices for the greater good. Peacemaker was created by Joe Gill and Pat Boyette, originally published by Charlton Comics in Fightin’ 5 #40. (1966)

It is still unknown if Peacemaker is a prequel or a sequel to The Suicide Squad. The “Peacemaker” series comes to HBO Max  Jan. 2022 premiere.  The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6, 2021.


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