When is the Peacemaker Season 2 release date? In 2021, James Gunn and John Cena asked DCEU fans a simple question: “Do you really want to?” Do you really want to try it?” The “it” in question was Peacemaker — a TV spin-off from HBO Max featuring the Suicide Squad character of the same name — and the answer was yes. People wanted to taste it.
Peacemaker was a huge commercial and critical success, with more and more viewers tuning in each week to watch Christopher Smith aka Peacemaker (Cena) and his team attempt to save the world from an invasion of parasitic mind-controlling butterflies. So it’s no surprise that Warner Bros executives couldn’t wait to greenlight a second season of this popular TV series.
But what does the future hold for costumed psychopaths Peacemaker and Vigilante (Adrian Chase)? What does Adebayo’s (Danielle Brooks) decision to lure Task Force X out of the world mean for the team and Harcourt (Jennifer Holland)? Will John Economos (Steve Agee) have the confidence to stop dying his beard? Well, if you have questions, we have answers. Here’s everything we know about them Peacemaker season 2 release date.
Peacemaker Season 2 release date speculation
We have good news and bad news. The good news is that Peacemaker Season 2 is definitely coming. Gunn confirmed it himself. The bad news is that we don’t know when Team Peacemaker will return to the small screen.
Gunn has his hands full at the moment with the MCU film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It’s not all bad news though, Gunn will reportedly be directing and writing all seven episodes of the new season.
“Creating Peacemaker has been one of the true highlights of my life, both professionally and otherwise, with John Cena and the incredible creative team around me, as well as our partners at HBO Max,” Gunn said in a statement following the announcement.
“Having something that we all love so much being loved by the audience was again a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for people to see where Team Peacemaker goes in Season 2.”
Peacemaker season 2 plot speculation
Honestly, with Gunn writing these new episodes, we have no idea. We never predicted that Season 1 would tell a story about alien butterflies taking over the planet, so we wouldn’t want to try to predict where Gunn will take things.
However, there are still a few dangling storylines in the first season. The first is Peacemaker’s guilt for killing his father, Auggie, despite the abuse he subjected Chris and his brother to.
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In the final episode, Peacemaker hallucinates his father swearing at him, causing the already outraged hero to act even more violently. It’s possible, no likely, that this will be something that shows up in Season 2.
There are also the aftermath of Adebayo’s decision to reveal to the world what’s going on at Belle Reve. With the Suicide Squad scheme now revealed, it’s likely that Amanda Waller will have fallen out of favor. Could Waller come for the team that ruined their good name? It’s possible that the fact that she was exposed by her own daughter dampened her desire for revenge, but that’s never the case with Waller.
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When asked by Variety if he knew where the show was going, Gunn admitted he had a vague idea but insisted character matters come first for him.
“I still play with a lot of different things,” he explained. “The most important thing for me in season one was who Peacemaker was and where he was going – what was his personal journey? … So I know where Peacemaker starts and ends, but I’m playing around with other ideas and how that’s going to play out.”
Peacemaker Season 2 Cast Speculations
There’s no official word from Gunn on which cast members will definitely be returning. However, Gunn’s tweet announcing Peacemaker season 2 included all of the surviving members of Task Force X introduced in the first season.
So we can predict that the cast of Peacemaker Season 2 will be:
- John Cena as Christopher Smith, also known as the Peacemaker
- Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase, also known as Vigilante
- Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo
- Steve Agee as John Economos
- Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt
Robert Patrick is also likely to return as August “Auggie” Smith. While Auggie died after Peacemaker put a bullet through his head, the season finale hinted that Chris is still haunted by his father, even hallucinating that he was sitting with him in the final moments of the episode.
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We also hope that Viola Davis will also take on the role of Amanda Waller. The first series ended with her daughter revealing Waller’s Suicide Squad to the world, so it makes sense that she’d be out for revenge, even if it means hurting her daughter Adebayo.
Unfortunately, we’re unlikely to see Chukwudi Iwuji in the new season. His character – Clemson Murn and the butterfly that represents his flesh suit – met his end during a tense altercation with the Butterflies’ leader, Goff.
Will Peacemaker Season 2 Have More DCEU Cameos?
In a word: yes. Gunn told GamesRadar he’s planning many more cameos like the Justice League appearing at the end of season one, although he can’t guarantee it will be the league every time.
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“I think we’re going to see more connections in some other things as we move forward with Peacemaker and other shows on HBO Max. So the [cameos] will keep coming back,” says Gunn. “I don’t know if the Justice League will appear in every season of Peacemaker; that should be a one time thing. We will see!”
If we pick anyone from the broader DCEU to make an appearance in Season 2, it would be Peacemaker’s old pal Bloodsport. We’re sure these two could use a good chat.
Is there a trailer for Peacemaker Season 2?
Sorry, Peacemaker season 2 hasn’t started filming yet, so your chances of seeing her soon are about as likely as Wonder Woman’s invisible plane, i.e. not very likely.
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