James Gunn, the creator and director of Peacemaker, inadvertently announced that Peacemaker season 2 will start filming in a few months while wishing his friend and actor, Danielle Brooks, a happy birthday. Gunn shared several behind-the-scenes photos of Brooks on Twitter with the caption, "Happy Birthday, @thedanieb! Love you and looking forward to hanging with you again, on set & off, in just a few months!"
While the caption does not explicitly announce Peacemaker season 2’s production date, the phrase "in just a few months" indicates Gunn and Brooks will be back together filming the second season of Peacemaker sooner rather than later.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 17, 2022
Made for HBO Max Series, Peacemaker is a DCEU spin-off from The Suicide Squad. It follows the adventures of the titular hero, Peacemaker, on another A. R. G. U. S. mission to identify and eliminate parasitic aliens that look like butterflies. Except these aliens take over human bodies.
The show stars John Cena as Christopher "Peacemaker" Smith. It also stars Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Steve Agee as John Economos, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Other cast members include Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as August “Auggie” Smith or White Dragon, Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Mum, Freddie Stroma as Adrian Chase (Vigilante), Annie Chang as Sophie Song, Nhut Le as Judomaster, and Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon.
Earlier in the year, Warner Bros. Discovery canceled Batgirl and Scoob! 2, alongside several other shows, while restructuring HBO Max. This move led to many fans speculating whether the company will also ax Peacemaker 2 even though they had already renewed it for a second season. However, Gunn confirmed that the show is alive and well, and will have a second season. With Gunn’s new announcement, fans who weren’t convinced despite his earlier comments can now rest assured that their beloved show continues.
The first season of the show concluded with the shocking cameo of the Justice League members Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller. At the moment, there is no plot detail for the new season. However, fans can expect more details to filter out when the show begins filming.
If all goes according to plan and filming starts in early 2023 as Gunn’s post indicates, fans can expect the new season to start streaming sometime in 2024. By the way, Gunn confirmed he is working on other HBO shows earlier in the year. Given the success of his other projects, it is no surprise that the streaming platform has hired him for more shows. However, details are scarce on what these projects are at the moment.