Peacemaker in India & UK? James Gunn Promises Fans He's Working On It

Even with the countdown down to a week and the streaming service rolling out a series of featurette videos introducing the show's main players, HBO Max's Peacemaker series creator James Gunn still isn't done working on the project and answering fans questions. One of the biggest questions he's been getting is when "The Suicide Squad" spinoff will be streaming in a specific country. As most of you know, a show being on a streaming service doesn't automatically mean that it's thrown out into the world. There are rights issues, licensing issues, and a lot of legal stuff to get through once you go international because the streaming rules of what can stream and when it can stream can get pretty tricky. So while the John Cena-starring series will hit HBO Max on January 13, it won't be hitting globally on that date. But Gunn's working on it. And that's the message he wanted to get out to fans in the UK, India, and Japan in a tweet thread earlier today.

Peacemaker Official Trailer: He's a Grower & Not a Shower, People
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In the following thread, Gunn wants UK fans to know that he's been hearing your questions about when the series will arrive. And though it won't be happening on January 13, he is "working on this" and that "it will be on in the UK very soon" while also letting them know that he's as disappointed as they are. He also responded within the thread to let a fan know that India was being worked on ("Along with the UK, it's the place I get asked about the most") as well as Japan- take a look:

Now here's a look back at our first two chances from earlier this week to get to know the "Project: Butterfly" team up close & personal via daily one-on-one sessions with the cast. And don't forget that the first three episodes ("A Whole New Whirled," "Best Friends Never" & "Better Goff Dead") of HBO Max's Peacemaker will be hitting the streamer on January 13:

Now here's a look back at the wonderfully NSFW trailer that was released early on New Year's Day for HBO Max's Peacemaker:

And here's a look back at the previously-released official trailer for HBO Max's Peacemaker:

From his shiny helmet & uniform to his pet bald eagle pal, Eagly (yup), see what happens when Peacemaker gets a serious roasting ("Did this dipshit really show up in full cosplay mode?") in this previously-released preview:

Here's Gunn, Cena, Freddie Stroma & others discussing the big bro/little bro dynamic between Peacemaker & Vigilante:

Steve Agee (Super, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Brightburn) rejoins Gunn and Cena when he reprises his film role of John Economos, a warden of Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary and an aide to Viola Davis' Amanda Waller (the actor also portrays King Shark in the film). Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black) joins the series as Leota Adebayo, with Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) in the role of Auggie Smith. Jennifer Holland (Brightburn) reprises her film role of Emilia Harcourt, and Freddie Stroma (Bridgerton) takes on the role of Adrian Chase aka Vigilante. In addition, Chukwudi Iwuji (When They See Us) as Clemson Murn, Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale) as Larry Fitzgibbon, Annie Chang (Shades of Blue) as Detective Sophie Song, Christopher Heyerdahl (Togo) as Captain Locke, Nhut Le (Kroll Show) as Judomaster, and Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead) and Rizwan Manji (Perfect Harmony) as recurring characters of Keeya and Jamil. Recently, Alison Araya (Riverdale) and Lenny Jacobson (Narcos: Mexico) have been tapped for the roles of the married couple Amber and Evan, respectively.

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Gunn, Brad Anderson (Session 9), Rosemary Rodriguez (The Walking Dead), and Jody Hill (The Righteous Gemstones) direct the eight-episode series. Gunn and The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran will serve as executive producers, with Cena as co-executive producer. Peacemaker will be produced by Gunn's Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros TV. Though specific details on the series are being kept under the same kind of wraps as the film was, Peacemaker explores the origins of Cena's The Suicide Squad character, a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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