Peacemaker, a spin-off series of James Gunn’s DC movie The Suicide Squad is set to debut in only two days (January 13). We already know that Gunn pitched the idea for this spin-off to DC and WarnerMedia after he finished his work on The Suicide Squad. Gunn wrote all eight episodes of the series, and John Cena reprises the role as the titular character who’s got very twisted thoughts about peace and how to achieve it.
It was never definitely said that Peacemaker is a mini-series, and therefore the question about the possible Season 2 is already in the air. Gunn is currently busy with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy The Holiday Special. He also recently revealed that he’s developing another TV series for DC. Neither Gunn nor Cena said that season 2 is in plans, but they also never said that the first eight episodes we’ll watch on HBOMax soon will be all of it.
Producer Peter Safran now opened up about the potential season 2, revealing that there are no plans for it at the moment, but also, it was never a plan to make this spin-off series in the first place. Safran said that everything is up to Gunn, and it’s only up to him to decide if the second season will happen:
“No. Other than in the same way that we weren’t going to make even a first season, unless James felt like he could do something unique that was not like anything else on television. I don’t think there’s going to be a season two unless James can come up with the creative on it that would really flip the script, that would really be something different. He really does not want to repeat himself ever. And I do know that working with John and the rest of the crew and cast was such a special experience for James. He loved every minute of it. So if we could figure out the creative, I would hope there would be a second season.” — Peter Safran for ComicBook.com
Written by James Gunn, and starring John Cena as the titular character, Peacemaker will premiere on January 13 on HBOMax.