HBO has announced the primary cast for the Peacemaker series. Peacemaker is one of the new members of James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel.
Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black) will star as Leota Adebayo, along with Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day;” HBO’s “Perry Mason”) as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland (“Brightburn;” “American Horror Story”), who will reprise her role of Emilia Harcourt from “The Suicide Squad” film and Chris Conrad (“Perpetual Grace, LTD.;” “Patriot”) as Vigilante/Adrian Chase. They join previously announced stars John Cena in the title role and Steve Agee as John Economos. Cena and Agee also reprise their roles from “The Suicide Squad” movie.
Gunn will write all eight episodes of “Peacemaker” and will direct multiple episodes, including the first. Gunn and Safran will serve as executive producers of the series, with Cena as co-executive producer.
In the DC comics, Peacemaker is much like the Punisher. He will cross any line, even killing the bad guys, to make sure justice is served.
The series will explore the origins of the character that Cena will play in the upcoming film, a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. The series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for “The Suicide Squad” movie, which is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 6, 2021.
Top Photo: Robert Patrick in Hellions (2015). Courtesy: IFC Midnight.