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James Gunn Comments About A Second 'Suicide Squad' Spinoff Series & Second Season Of 'Peacemaker'


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In the upcoming episode of Deadline's Hero Nation podcast, Director James Gunn commented that another Suicide Squad spinoff series is in the works for HBO Max.

“We’re working on something else now, another TV show that’s connected to that universe."  “I can’t quite say.”

Gunn continued to mention that the second season of Peacemaker is very possible.  “There’s a really good chance of that.”  “The show is doing extraordinarily well, and we’re excited, we all like doing it, we just need to cross some Ts and dot some Is, which is basically me.”

According to sources, Gunn approached HBO Max with the idea for another series built around one of the characters in Suicide Squad.  Thinking it might be based on Doctor Who alum and Suicide Squad star Peter Capaldi, who played Thinker in the recent movie, Gunn laughed, saying, “I can’t say anything. It is connected to this universe, and I don’t think it will be the same genre as Peacemaker, it won’t be as much a  comedy as Peacemaker, but it will be in the same universe.”

“For the sake of Peacemaker, I’m really glad: It got more subscribers for HBO, billions of people saw it on HBO; for Peacemaker it worked out really well,” said Gunn.

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I wonder how long it will be until release? I had read where season 2 was going to be a wait, if it came at all, due to Gunn's schedule and his desire to 'take a break'

 

One of my favorite shows ever. Patiently waiting for a McFarlane Vigilante figure with a chainsaw since we wont get guns. In this case, I'm ok with it (quite the arsenal available thanks to Valaverse weapons packs)

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I have been thoroughly enjoying this show, glad its going to continue in another season! 

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· Following the stellar launch of PEACEMAKER, HBO Max has renewed the critically acclaimed and fan favorite series, written and directed by James Gunn and starring John Cena, for a second season. The eight-episode first season of the DC spinoff series premiered on Thursday, January 13 and will have its finale on February 17. Gunn will direct and write all episodes for season two.

· Rolling Stone heralded the series as "inspired" and "thrilling," highlighting that "in a wildly oversaturated market for tales of hyper muscular men and women punching their way to justice, PEACEMAKER stands out." PEACEMAKER debuted as the #1 new original streaming series for social engagement on Twitter across all of television and remains the #1 social show YTD across Max Originals on multiple social platforms.

· Logline: PEACEMAKER follows the explosive escapades of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of 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.

· Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max quote: "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***ing chance."

· James Gunn quote: "Creating Peacemaker has been one of the true highlights of my life, both professionally and otherwise, with John Cena and the incredible creative team around me, as well as our partners at HBO Max. To have something we all love so much be loved by the audience in turn has been a wonderful experience. I can't wait for folks to see where Team Peacemaker goes in Season Two!"

· John Cena quote: "I am incredibly honored and humbled by the response to Peacemaker and the experience of playing this character. Thank you to James Gunn, Peter Safran, HBO Max, the crew, and my castmates who worked tirelessly to make this unforgettable series."

· Season 1 cast: John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick.

· Season 1 credits: James Gunn wrote all eight episodes of PEACEMAKER and directed five, including the first. Gunn, Peter Safran and Matt Miller serve as executive producers on the series, with John Cena as co-executive producer and Stacy Littlejohn as consulting producer. Based on characters from DC, PEACEMAKER is produced by Gunn's Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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I wondered where this season would end up. What a show!!! This is beautiful and worked for me in every way Book of Boba Fett didn’t. I can’t help comparing them, they came out at a similar time and both are director pieces. Nothing against Rodriguez, I just didn’t like how he handled the show.

Gunn on the other hand… he has my money forever.

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