Frank Grillo and director James Gunn on the set of 'Peacemaker' season 2.

(L to R) Frank Grillo and director James Gunn on the set of 'Peacemaker' season 2. Photo: James Gunn's Instagram account.

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  • Frank Grillo will join ‘Peacemaker’ for Season 2.
  • He’s playing Rick Flag Sr.
  • It’s a role he’ll also voice in the animated series Creature Commandos.

We already knew that genre favorite and all-round bad-ass Frank Grillo had made the leap from the MCU to DC for one of the first projects in James Gunn’s new vision for the DC universe of movies and TV series, as he’d been cast to voice Rick Flag Sr. in the animated series ‘Creature Commandos’.

Now, though, he’s taking Rick into live-action territory, as he’ll also play the character in Season 2 of ‘Peacemaker’, which was created by Gunn.

Gunn hit Instagram to announce the news:

What’s the story of ‘Peacemaker’?

John Cena in 'Peacemaker'.

John Cena in 'Peacemaker'. Photo: Max.

‘Peacemaker’ continues the story of Christopher Smith (John Cena), the violent, insecure vigilante who was first brought to cinema screens in Gunn’s 2021 ‘The Suicide Squad’.

The series broadened and –– yes, even deepened –– our understanding of the character, showing his fractured family background and even more neuroses. All the while introducing an alien scheme to take over the world and a group of other characters he interacts with.

For the first season, the show’s cast included Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Holland, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick. And not forgetting the best of them all –– Peacemaker’s faithful bird pal Eagly (himself), who often helped his friend out of scrapes.

Peacemaker

Peacemaker

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What will happen in ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2?

John Cena in HBO Max's 'Peacemaker.'

John Cena in HBO Max's 'Peacemaker.'

Nothing has been revealed about what the second season will be about, though there were some dangling plot threads.

But with the presence of Flag Sr., we have one very big clue. Because in ‘The Suicide Squad’, Smith was ordered to stop Rick Flag Jr. (Joel Kinnaman) from delivering evidence to the press of the American government’s involvement in an alien conspiracy. He did so by killing him. You’d have to figure that Flag’s dad will come looking for a little vengeance…

Who is making ‘Peacemaker’?

Frank Grillo and director James Gunn on the set of 'Peacemaker' season 2.

(L to R) Frank Grillo and director James Gunn on the set of 'Peacemaker' season 2. Photo: James Gunn's Instagram account.

Gunn wrote all of Season 1 and it appears he’s also scripted the vast majority of the second season, also. He directed five of that season’s eight-episode run.

And despite already being hard at work on ‘Superman’ (which is in production for an 11th July 2025 release), he’s somehow found time to direct several episodes of the new ‘Peacemaker’ season.

Related Article: Frank Grillo Talks 'Lights Out' and DC Studio's 'Creature Commandos'

What is ‘Creature Commandos’?

DC Studios' 'Creature Commandos.'

DC Studios' 'Creature Commandos.' Photo: DC and Warner Bros.

‘Creature Commandos’ adapts Pat Broderick and| J.M. DeMatteis’ comic book series, and focuses on a black ops team of monsters assembled by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), led by Flag Sr. Among the characters we have the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Phosphorous, Eric Frankenstein, G.I. Robot and Weasel.

The show will launch on the Max streaming service later this year.

Creature Commandos

Creature Commandos

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Amanda Waller creates a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners. Read the Plot

When will ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 be on screens?

James Gunn has yet to announce when ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 will arrive on Max, but in Eagly we trust!

John Cena in HBO Max's 'Peacemaker.'

John Cena in HBO Max's 'Peacemaker.'

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