Comic guide followers can rejoice as The Suicide Squad star John Cena is in line for his personal streaming series.
HBO Max (now unique to the US) announced on Wednesday that it has ordered a spinoff of the approaching James Gunn movie, which attributes the 43-12 months-outdated specialist wrestler as the Peacemaker from the pages of DC Comics supervillain crew-up.
The eight-episode series will skip shooting a pilot and proceed correct to series manufacturing.
Gunn will compose all of the episodes and is explained to be helming most of them, in accordance to Deadline.
The former WWE star will also serve as a co-executive producer.
The series is anticipated to discover the origins of Cena’s The Suicide Squad character. In the comics, his identify 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.
“James Gunn has the one of a kind potential to produce an expansive universe whilst also bringing to existence the soul and wit of every character. We seem forward to a deep dive into the planet of Peacemaker, said Casey Bloys, Chief Content material Officer for HBO and HBO Max.
Gunn extra, “Peacemaker is an possibility to delve into recent planet difficulties as a result of the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s largest douchebag. I am energized to increase The Suicide Squad and deliver this character from the DC movie universe to the total breadth of a series.”
Cena will be subsequent seen in F9, the ninth instalment of the common Speedy & Furious franchise, and is also tapped to perform co-host to the revival of Wipeout on TBS.
Other DC Universe (also exclusive to the US) originals that have due to the fact moved to HBO Max involve Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Titans, Swamp Issue, and Youthful Justice.
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