The small screen venture will consist of eight episodes, with James Gunn – the brains behind the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel movie which features the new character played by Cena – writing and directing each one.
The news comes as executives at the streaming service have greenlit a spin-off of the upcoming The Batman as well as DC Comics ventures Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Titans, Swamp Thing, Stargirl, and Young Justice.
The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran will executive produce the new Peacemaker show, alongside Gunn and Cena.
“I have said before that it has been a tremendous honor and an incredible opportunity to be part of The Suicide Squad and to work with James on what is going to be a fantastic movie,” Cena said in a statement. “I am unbelievably excited to have the chance to team up with him again for Peacemaker. We can’t wait for fans to see this.”
Peacemaker is slated to being filming next year (2021) while The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theatres on August 6, 2021.