HBO Max has released the first official trailer for the upcoming DC series Peacemaker, which would explore the origins and the adventure of Christopher Smith/Peacemaker following the events of The Suicide Squad. John Cena is set to reprise the role of the titular antihero, who believes in peace at any cost. The series is the first one that spun off from a DCEU film.
In the trailer, we were able to see a lot of new footage from the series where we saw Peacemaker and his team going through different missions while juggling his strained relationship with his father. We also saw the character struggling with an identity crisis as he is getting conflicted if his original principle of getting peace at any cost is actually worth it. You can view the trailer here:
Based on what we saw here, it looks the series will balance between action and comedy just like The Suicide Squad. It also looks like we're going to get a deep dive exploration on the character and they will grapple with different moral dilemmas, especially with Peacemaker's questionable principle. It also helps that James Gunn is directing and writing the series as his DNA was very much present throughout the trailer and the tone looks to be consistent with the film.
The series also co-stars Steve Agee (as John Economos), Danielle Brooks (as Leota Adebayo), Robert Patrick (as Auggie Smith), Jennifer Holland (as Emilia Harcourt), Freddie Stroma (as Vigilante), and Chukwudi Iwuji (as Clemson Murn). Gunn served as the writer and directed five episodes out of eight. Gunn, Peter Safran, and Matt Miller serve as the executive producers while Cena will also serve as co-executive producer.
Peacemaker premieres on Thursday, January 13 on HBO Max with three episodes, followed by one episode released weekly through February 17.