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Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller getting her own HBO Max series

May 8th, 2022 by Marc Comments

It looks like Viola Davis may be getting ready to be one of DC’s most badass characters again as word is she’s getting her own The Suicide Squad/Peacemaker spinoff series as Amanda Waller at HBO Max.

Davis has played Waller, the take-no-nonsense boss of Task Force X, better known as The Suicide Squad, in the original Suicide Squad movie as well as James Gunn’s sequel and hit spinoff TV series, so she’s no stranger to the role and is definitely someone DC fans will want to see return.

Gunn previously hinted he’s developing a new series in the DC universe (here) and that it’s likely based in a character we already know, so could this be it?

In the Peacemaker series – which is superb, by the way – Davis appeared briefly after we learned that Danielle Brooks’ character Adebayo (left) was Waller’s Daughter and the new series, while still top secret, is expected to build on that relationship.

Davis is expected to produce the series with Watchmen and If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own’s Christal Henry penning it.

Davis’ portrayal of Waller is one of the best in the DCEU and we’re excited to have her back in any capacity, but we really hope this becomes part of the Suicide Squad story, with Waller leading teams of misfit heroes and villains on crazy adventures and tasks while trying to reconnect with her daughter… there’s a lot of fun to be had from a set-up like that.

With The CW’s Arrowverse universe of shows all but gone, all eyes will be looking toward HBO Max to build the DC brand on the small screen to be the best it possibly can be and getting Davis and Gunn together again would be a great place to start.


Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….