John Cena to Star in ‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff Series for HBO Max
John Cena has a new HBO Max series in the works!
The 43-year-old actor’s Suicide Squad character Peacemaker will be getting his own spinoff series on the new streaming service, Deadline reports.
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Peacemaker has received an eight-episode straight-to-series order for its first season.
It is also being reported that The Suicide Squad director James Gunn will be writing all of the episodes and directing a number of them.
John‘s character will be introduced in the upcoming The Suicide Squad, which will be released on August 6, 2021. Check out the first trailer here!
The HBO Max series will be exploring the origins of Peacemaker, whose real name is Christopher Smith – a pacifist diplomat and son of a Nazi death camp commandant who fights dictators and warlords as the founder of the Pax Institute.
“I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie,” John said in a statement. “I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this.”
Peacemaker is set to begin production in early 2021.
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