HBO Max is already on the trajectory of becoming the exclusive house of DC content. 2021 will bring Zack Snyder’s Justice League and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad on to the streaming service. While Justice League may or may not get a sequel movie/series, The Suicide Squad will definitely be extended to another project. During the pandemic, James Gunn wrote a prequel series for his Suicide Squad movie, and it will be centered on John Cena’s Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker.
Peacemaker will be among the first batch of HBO Max exclusive DC shows. It is set to begin production within this month, and Gunn is serving as a writer, director, and executive producer for the show. Cena’s Peacemaker will not be the only character reprising his role from The Suicide Squad. He will be accompanied by Steve Agee’s John Economos and Jennifer Holland’s Emilia Harcourt. As far as the new actors are concerned, the series has added Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick and Chris Conrad. You’ve got to be excited about Conrad in particular, as he is set to play the antagonist of the series, i.e. Adrian Chase, aka The Vigilante.
Moving on, we’ve got a new report from The Illuminerdi, which shines light upon two other mysterious characters that the show is bringing in. Here are the character descriptions for the two new supporting characters:
“Keeya – Black Female, late 20s-early 30s, gay supportive but tired wife, reluctantly dealing with her new wife’s government job and the secrecy it requires, recurring guest star
Jose – 20s-40s, a hospital janitor who is reluctantly pulled into a discussion with a patient who confides in him, recurring role”
Now these descriptions don’t really match with any particular DC characters. But, it’s likely that
“Keeya” will be the wife of Jennifer Holland’s Emilia Harcourt. Holland was spotted with Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller in The Suicide Squad’s Exclusive Sneak Peak. So, it’s safe to assume that Emilia Harcourt will probably have this secretive “government job,” and Keeya will be her “supportive but tired wife.” Furthermore, this opens up the possibility of an appearance from Amanda Waller as well.
“Jose” seems to be another original character that Gunn has added. The actors playing these characters haven’t been revealed yet. But we’re likely to know more as the production commences in Vancouver later this month. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is set to arrive on HBO Max and in theatres on August 6, while the Peacemaker series will probably hit the streamer in the first half of 2022.