The Suicide Squad spinoff series Peacemaker will hit HBO Max later this week. Gunn is currently clarifying exactly when will the episodes debut. Gunn had previously affirmed that Peacemaker would debut its initial three episodes “One minute past midnight on January 13! (Wednesday night/Thursday morning)”. But a minute past midnight for whom? He has now returned to social media to add some clarity. “To be clear (because so many asked for clarification & I didn’t know until today) #Peacemaker premieres at 12:01 am PST (Wed night/Thu morning) and 3:01 EST,” he tweeted. After the first three episodes that will go on to debut this week, all future episodes will follow the exact same release pattern.
Peacemaker will debut on HBO Max on Wednesday!
Peacemaker will see John Cena reprising his role as The Peacemaker from last year’s The Suicide Squad. The show will also star Steve Agee as John Economos, Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn, Chris Conrad as Vigilante, Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon, Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke, and Annie Chang as Sophie Song.
“Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag,” Gunn said when announcing the series. “I’m excited to expand The Suicide Squad and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series. And of course, to be able to work again with John, Peter, and my friends at Warner Bros. is the icing on the cake.”
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 10, 2022
“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,” Cena said. “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.”
As per the official synopsis of the series, “Peacemaker explores the continuing story 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.”
Gunn has written all eight episodes of the series, even directing five of them, including the season premiere. Gunn, Matt Miller, and Peter Safran serve as executive producers, while Cena is a co-executive producer. Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company have produced Peacemaker alongside Warner Bros. Television.