James Gunn Second ‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff Series For HBO Max & ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2?



According to Deadline’s Hero Nation There’s another Suicide Squad spinoff series in the works, James Gunn recently said on an upcoming episode.

“We’re working on something else now, another TV show that’s connected to that universe, I can’t quite say.”

Gunn says made mentions about a second season of Peacemaker, which today released episode 5,

“There’s a really good chance of that. We’re the biggest show in the world right now,”

Gunn continued, while on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in Atlanta.


According to Deadline sources, Gunn has approached HBO Max with the idea for another series built around one of the characters in Suicide Squad. Word is the project is just an idea and not greenlit yet.


Gunn Continued to speak on the unforeseen success of Suicide Squad and Peacemaker saying,

“I wasn’t happy about Suicide Squad going to TV day and date, we also happened to come out at the absolute peak of Delta, so it was a difficult decision. For the sake of Peacemaker, I’m really glad: It got more subscribers for HBO, billions of people saw it on HBO; for Peacemaker it worked out really well,”

he added.


Peacemaker was conceived by Gunn during the pandemic lockdown of 2020 as he was finishing the edit of Suicide Squad.

“I was starting to get bored, because I was locked down, I was depressed, I was having heavy anxiety like a lot of us were at that time and still today, and I needed something to take care of myself. That’s where the show comes from,”

Gunn said. “I needed something to soothe myself.”


You can catch the entire interview on Deadlines Hero Nation Podcast.