DC co-Chairmen and CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran confirmed Waller, the Peacemaker spinoff is in the works. The series which is based on Viola Davis’ character Amanda Waller is in the works at HBO Max. Davis is in talks to reprise her role in
Waller will be one of the first TV shows they’ll be hatching under their new DC universe, Chapter One, “Gods and Monsters”.
The series centers around the mercurial and political Amanda Waller, who is a senior civil servant and director of A.R.G.U.S. She established the Suicide Squad, in her quest to assemble a team of expendable metahumans who would be used to execute covert operations against dangerous threats.
The Amanda Waller spin-off was actually greenlit back in May of last year, with Christal Henry attached to write and executive produce. That news came following the success of
Peacemaker, which ended its first season with the biggest single day audience for a Max Original series to date. That series also has been renewed for a second season.
“Peacemaker” is a continuation of the story that Gunn started telling in his 2021 DC film “The Suicide Squad,” which was his R-rated spin on various DC characters. With this HBO Max series – which Gunn wrote and largely directed – the story zeroed in on John Cena’s murderous Peacemaker character as he was enlisted by a group of A.R.G.U.S. agents for a secretive mission.
Gunn is also executive producing the untitled Amanda Waller project along with Peter Safran.