‘Peacemaker’ will return for season 2 on HBO Max
The season finale of Peacemaker premieres tomorrow on HBO Max. Note that I called it the season finale of Peacemaker and not the series final of Peacemaker. That’s because today HBO confirmed that it’s renewing the show for a second season on HBO Max.
Obviously, John Cena will return to play DC Comics’ titular character and anti-hero, but the best news of all is that series creator and writer James Gunn will also be back. Despite his already busy schedule with the next Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Guardians Holiday SpecialGunn will write and direct each episode of Peacemaker Season 2. (Gunn directed five of Season 1’s eight episodes; the others were directed by Jody Hill, Rosemary Rodriguez, and Brad Anderson.)
The press release on the news says that Peacemaker was “the #1 new original streaming series for social engagement on Twitter across all of TV” and “the #1 social show year-to-date on Max Originals across multiple social platforms”. So I guess that makes a TV show a hit in the age of streaming? Here is Gunn’s commentary on the news that Peacemaker would return for season 2:
To create Peacemaker was one of the real highlights of my life, both professionally and otherwise, with John Cena and the amazing creative team around me, and our partners at HBO Max. To have something we love so much be loved by the audience in turn has been a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for people to see where the team Peacemaker goes in season two!
No word on when to expect Peacemaker Season 2 on HBO Max, but given Gunn’s commitments to Marvel Guardians franchise, we probably shouldn’t expect that for a little while. (Flight. 3 is due out in theaters on May 5, 2023.)
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