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James Gunn talks Peacemaker series and hints at more than one season

August 9th, 2021 by Marc Comments

So, full disclosure, before I actually saw The Suicide Squad I had no real excitement for a Peacemaker TV Series.

Not because I don’t like the character, John Cena, James Gunn or anything like that – the very opposite is true – but because I just felt a little ‘meh’ about the whole thing.

However, having seen The Suicide Squad and how much fun it was and how well Gunn and Cena handled Peacemaker, I’m officially excited to see what HBO Max and the crew make of it.

And, it seems, if it’s a hit, we’re in for more than one season.

In a new interview, Gunn reflects on the show which he developed, wrote and directs much of: “There are a lot of similarities to The Suicide Squad in that it’s no holds barred,” he says, so expect more chaos, gore and adult content, it seems

“But there are also a lot of things that are very different, in that it’s quieter in some ways. It’s very specifically about a different group of people, so it’s a little bit more about society. One of the leads is Peacemaker and one of the leads is Danielle Brooks, left, who plays Leota Adebayo. And she has a very different political view of the world than Peacemaker does.

“So it’s just a little bit about what’s going on in the world, but also being a TV show, you really do have more time to delve much deeper into these characters and much more deeply into the drama and comedy of them.

“So it has a lot of similarities, but it’s even more grounded, more natural and more real.”

He then adds: “But it’s still within a big science-fiction storyline that lasts for one season. The main storyline lasts for that season, so that doesn’t mean there’s only one season of Peacemaker.”

With set images hinting at a Green Lantern connection (here) and Gunn’s wide use of obscure DC characters in The Suicide Squad, this show could be a real case of blowing the doors even wider open on the DCEU than ever before.

At this to Jim Gordon Batman spinoff series (here), it seems the DCEU is set to be big business in the future.

Source: THR

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….