Last time we saw Peacemaker, the jingoistic kill machine had butchered his way across Corto Maltese only to wind up in a hospital recovering from what should have been life-ending injuries, with Amanda Waller’s subordinates John Economos (Steve Agee) and Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) assigned as his minders on a mission to “save the f**king world.” This new footage shows that Smith is still rocking that silly costume straight out of the original comics, much to Harcourt’s chagrin as he sticks out like a swole silver thumb. Admittedly, not the ideal for undercover work. We also get our first look at Chukwudi Iwuji (“The Underground Railroad”) as Clemson Murn and Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Leota Adebayo, the latter of whom is of a different political bent than the psychotic Peacemaker.
The “Peacemaker” series completed COVID-safe production in Vancouver this past July, with Gunn directing five of the eight season 1 episodes. Brad Anderson (“The Machinist”), Jody Hill (“Eastbound & Down”) and Rosemary Rodriguez (“The Walking Dead”) helmed the other three, which indicates the series is going to be just as darkly comic as we expected. The first episode is set to debut on the streamer in January 2022.