2016’s Suicide Squad film was written and directed by David Ayer. Despite being a Box Office success, grossing over $740 million at the worldwide box office. the film was panned by both fans and critics. The Suicide Squad, the franchise’s 2021 soft reboot has received a much different critical reception with a 90% fresh ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
John Cena’s role as the Peacemaker certainly won him over with the fans. So much so, that he currently has his own Peacemaker spinoff series. In fact, the spinoff is DC’s best-reviewed project to date.
The show concluded its first season recently, as fans were certainly happy with how season 1 wrapped up its story. James Gunn and John Cena both took to Twitter and revealed that the finale broke HBO Max’s record for the biggest single-day release for an HBO Max Original series ever.
F#CK YEAH!! Peacemaker finale had the biggest single day performance for a Max Original series ever and finale viewing was up 44% over premiere. Thanks to all the fans who kept showing up more and more every week this season. @HboMax@DCpeacemaker
Just learned from the good folks at @hbomax that the #PEACEMAKER finale had the biggest single day performance for a Max Original series and was up 44% over the premiere episode! That is a F#CKLOAD of ✌️ and does not happen without ALL OF YOU! Truly grateful. Ready for Season
Peacemaker was already renewed for a second season on HBO Max even before the first season concluded. We will have to wait and see whether the second season will end up being better than the first or not.