New ‘The Suicide Squad’ Spin-Off Show In Early Development at HBO Max

It looks like Peacemaker won’t be the only anti-hero getting his own live-action series on HBO Max. James Gunn has confirmed to sources at Deadline that he’s in the very early stages of developing another DC Comics-based series for the streaming service. It’s unknown what or who the show would center around, but Gunn did reveal that it would be another spin-off of his hit film The Suicide Squad. Deadline’s report clarifies that whatever the project is, it’s still a long way from officially happening. Nothing has been written or greenlit, but HBO Max is supposedly enthusiastic about Gunn‘s pitch.

The Guardians of the Galaxy director didn’t drop much info in his short statement regarding the currently-unproduced series, saying only that it was being worked on:

We’re working on something else now, another TV show that’s connected to that universe. I can’t quite say.

James Gunn

Peacemaker, the first Suicide Squad-adjacent project from Gunn, is currently the number one show in the world. It seems likely that this would be motivation enough for HBO to give their new premiere creative whatever he wants going down the line. Fans on social media have clamored for new shows based on the likes of Idris Elba‘s Bloodsport and Daniela Melchior‘s breakout character Ratcatcher 2, though knowing Gunn, they’re just as likely to get a whole series based around Nathan Fillion‘s The Detachable Kid. However, they should expect to remain in the dark for a little while longer until the director finishes his work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and its companion Holiday Special.

Source: Deadline

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