9:13 pm EDT, October 29, 2020

HBO Max’s ‘Peacemaker’ series adds ‘Suicide Squad’ vet Steve Agee

HBO Max’s Peacemaker is adding fellow The Suicide Squad vet, Steve Agee, to its cast.

According to Deadline, actor Steve Agee has officially signed on to appear opposite John Cena in HBO Max’s upcoming Peacemaker series.

Like Cena, Agee also stars in James Gunn’s forthcoming The Suicide Squad movie and will be reprising his role for the spinoff series.

Specifically, Agee will reprise his role of Belle Reve Federal Prison warden, John Economos. He also happens to be an aide to high ranking government official, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis).

The series, which was announced late last month, is set to explore the origins of the titular anti-hero. DC Comics fans will likely be all to familiar with Peacemaker— a master of weapons, who’s not above some extreme means to achieve peace.

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In addition to Cena and Agee, The Suicide Squad director and writer, James Gunn, is also on board to help bring the HBO Max series to life.

Gunn is set to write all eight episodes of the live-action series, in addition to serving as director of the pilot episode, as well as a few others.

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In a statement announcing the series, Gunn said: “Peacemaker is an opportunity to delve into the current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag. I’m excited to expand The Suicide Squad and bring this character from the DC film universe to the full breadth of a series.”

Currently, there’s no word on when we can expect the series to debut via HBO Max.

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