The Peacemaker series starring John Cena will premiere on HBO Max in January 2022, HBO Max’s content chief Casey Bloys revealed during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The first season, which will be eight episodes in length, will serve as a spinoff for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie due for release in August and explore Peacemaker’s background prior to the film.

Cena’s portrayal of the Peacemaker character, originally created by Charlton Comics, but acquired by DC in the mid 1980’s, will be the first-ever live action incarnation of the character who is a soldier/super-hero who loves peace so much that he is willing to kill for it.