One of the most prolific actors of her generation is reportedly getting the Peacemaker treatment. According to Variety, Academy Award winner Viola Davis is in talks to reprise her DCEU role of Amanda Waller in an upcoming HBO Max series.
Per the initial report, Davis will star in the series as Waller as well as serve as an executive producer. Watchmen scribe Christal Henry is penning the series in addition to taking on a producer role as well. Peacemaker executive producer Peter Safran and The Suicide Squad director James Gunn are also on board to executive produce.
Back in January, James Gunn revealed his conversations with HBO Max about more Suicide Squad spinoff projects for the streamer. “I can’t say anything,” Gun said. “It is connected to this universe. And I don’t think it will be the same genre as Peacemaker. It won’t be as much a comedy as Peacemaker. But it will be in the same universe.” The Amanda Waller-led series joins the John Cena-starring hit Peacemaker, which will get a second season on HBO Max.
Viola Davis first portrayed Amanda Waller in 2016’s Suicide Squad before reprising the role in James Gunn’s sequel The Suicide Squad. She also briefly appears in season one of Peacemaker. Moreover, Davis is the only African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting having earned an Oscar, an Emmy, and two Tony Awards. Up next, Davis will star alongside Lashana Lynch and John Boyega in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King.
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