‘Peacemaker’ Season 2: Everything We Already Know Including The Release Date & More

After directing 2021’s The Suicide Squad, James Gunn made the surprising creative decision to launch a spinoff series focused on John Cena’s Peacemaker. Even more surprising, it was a huge hit. The show became a viral sensation when it arrived on HBO Max (now just Max) and viewers were here fore Cena’s multi-faceted performance as the wildly ultra-violent superhero with a heart of gold.

However, it’s been two years since Peacemaker Season 1 and fans are clamoring for another round with the shiny-domed weirdo and his even weirder best friend Vigilante. The good news is Season 2 has been confirmed. The bad news is there’s going to a bit of a wait. In the meantime, here’s everything we know so far:


After the explosive Peacemaker Season 1 finale, a lot has changed in the live-action DC Comics world. James Gunn became the new head of DC Studios and is currently tackling the flagship film, Superman: Legacy, which will kickstart an all-new DC Universe. Considering Peacemaker was deeply ensconced in the old DC Extended Universe — the season finale even included a Justice League cameo — Season 2 will no doubt have to make some considerable story pivots. Unfortunately, we have no idea what those pivots are yet.

Gunn has kept plot details for Peacemaker Season 2 tightly under wraps, but what we do know is that John Cena will be back as the asshole, yet surprisingly lovable superhero who’s working on not shooting every single thing in front of him. It’s a journey, and we’re here for it.


Obviously, John Cena will be back as Christoper Smith a.k.a. Peacemaker. Freddie Stroma will also reprise his role as Vigilante, and Jennifer Holland will most likely come back as A.R.G.U.S. Agent Emilia Harcourt. Outside of that, there’s no official word on casting.

The Season 1 finale saw Peacemaker being haunted by the ghost of his dead father, played by Robert Patrick, so there’s a chance he could reprise his role as well. Danielle Brooks‘ Leota Adeboya could also return or be done with the spy business altogether after her mic drop moment. However, again, there’s little in the way of plot details, so it’s hard to say who’s returning outside of the main leads.

But if Eagly doesn’t return, we riot.

Release Date

As of this writing, there is no release date for Peacemaker Season 2, and James Gunn has made it clear that fans are in for a considerable wait. While confirming that Peacemaker Season 2 is still happening, Gunn has promised that it will be his next project after he completes Superman: Legacy. However, that film doesn’t arrive until July 11, 2025 and will no doubt keep Gunn busy due to its size and scope.

Not only is Gunn tackling a new version of the Man of Steel, but the film will officially launch a rebooted DC Universe. Fortunately, Gunn has confirmed that Cena’s Peacemaker is one of the very few characters that will survive the jump from the previous DC Extended Universe. In short, it’s going to be a long while until we see the shiny-headed doofus return for Season 2.


Considering Peacemaker Season 2 has a while to go before it even starts filming, there’s definitely not a trailer. Fortunately, we have something just as good: The show’s opening credits, which instantly became a viral hit thanks to John Cena’s dance moves and the slamming track by Norwegian glam metal band Wig Wam:

Peacemaker Season 1 is available for streaming on Max.