When Is Peacemaker Spinoff Series Releasing On HBO Max?

Peacemaker was a notable character in DC Comics’ darkly comic blockbuster. The Suicide Squad, starring John Cena as the gun-toting super-lunk, will debut on HBO Max in the new year.

Cena will star in Peacemaker, an eight-episode spinoff series written by the film’s writer and director, James Gunn. According to Gunn’s brutal, glorious Suicide Squad film, the series will be violent, vulgar, and a lot of shiny-helmeted fun.

When will Peacemaker be released?

In January 2022, the spinoff show will be available on HBO Max.

Trailer for Peacemaker

The first trailer was given to the press on September 22 during the Television Critics Association press tour, indicating that a public debut is likely. Alternatively, the first teaser could be revealed during DC Fandom, an online event on Oct. 16 that will reveal more about upcoming DC Extended Universe films, the Arrowverse TV property, animated features, and video games (and comic books, probably). In the interim, you can get a fair sense of the tone from Gunn’s brutal, blackly comedic Suicide Squad film, which is already available to rent and buy online, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 28, and will return to HBO Max streaming at some point after that.

What exactly is the series all about?

Christopher Smith desires peace so badly that he would murder for it. Peacemaker debuted in 1966 in the comic book Fightin’ 5, published by Charlton Comics, and was created by writer Joe Gill and artist Pat Boyette. Later, DC Comics acquired the character, who would go through several versions.

Smith (a.k.a. Peacemaker) made his big-screen debut this summer in The Suicide Squad. Cena was so much fun for Gunn and the team at HBO Max that the spinoff was planned and shot before the film even came out in early 2021. Cena’s funny act was, indeed, one of the most recognized aspects of the critically acclaimed film.

Is it a sequel or a prequel?

It isn’t a spoiler to mention that only a few of the characters survived The Suicide Squad. And, towards the end of the film, Peacemaker appeared to be one of the casualties – until the post-credits scene changed everything. This clears the way for the series to be a continuation of the film rather than a prequel.

Casting for the role of Peacemaker

Along with Cena, Steve Agee and Jennifer Holland reprise their roles as Suicide Squad backroom workers tasked with looking after Peacemaker in the film. Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, and Chukwudi Iwuji round out the cast. The Peacemaker’s father will be played by Robert Patrick.

Is a trailer for Peacemaker available?

While there is no specific trailer for the series, a brief clip of the episode may be found in a generic HBO Max promo for new shows and films. Take a look below:

Details on the Peacemaker’s Story

Peacemaker has been confirmed to portray the genesis tale of John Cena’s titular character. While the show may incorporate flashbacks of Peacemaker’s life before being imprisoned in Belle Reve, The Suicide Squad included a post-credits sequence in which it was revealed that Peacemaker survived his fight with Bloodsport, who murdered the former during his attempt to kill Ratcatcher 2. He was discovered alive and returned to work with Amanda Waller, for whom he attempted to seize the disc revealing the US government’s participation with the Starro project in Corto Maltese. The peacemaker’s devotion to her appears to be leading to another mission.

As a result, Peacemaker will be a sequel to The Suicide Squad, with scenes revealing the character’s past and how he got to be the way he is today. Meanwhile, the post-credits scene was shot at the same time as the series, but after The Suicide Squad concluded, thus it will most likely have anything to do with the show’s primary plot. Furthermore, Peacemaker’s father will be involved in some way, so fans can expect to learn more about their connection.


Sayed is one of the authors who has been a part of Doms2Cents from the very beginning. He has expertise in comic books and is a huge Marvel fan. He has been working as a freelancer since 2019 and has now become an expert in the field and is a senior author at Doms2Cents.

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