Peacemaker – Sky lands UK & Irish rights to The Suicide Squad spinoff

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James Gunn’s Peacemaker series will land on Sky Max and Now TV this month. 

After a frustrating wait, it’s been confirmed that Sky have secured the UK and Irish rights to the Peacemaker television series. While the series launched on HBO Max in January, fans on this side of the pond were left waiting.

Now, there’s just a couple more weeks to go: Peacemaker comes to Sky Max and Now TV on the 22nd of March.

The show, starring John Cena, is a spin-off from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad movie; the director wrote all eight episodes of the show and directed five. He took to Twitter himself to make the announcement:

Later, a follow-up that confirmed that Irish fans have reason to celebrate too. Plus, the news that the whole series will be available to binge, rather than in a weekly release pattern.

An origin story

Peacemaker will reveal the backstory of the character we met in The Suicide Squad. As Gunn described him in an Empire magazine interview, “Peacemaker has a clear set of ideals that I find really interesting… You know: ‘I want peace no matter how many men, women and children I need to kill to get it.’”

In addition to Cena, Peacemaker stars Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, Steve Agee as Economos and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.

Thanks to a successful run on HBO Max, breaking the network’s records, a second season is already in the works.

You can watch Peacemaker season one on Sky Max and Now TV from Tuesday, 22nd of March.