Viola Davis Reprising Amanda Waller In Peacemaker Spin-Off Series

Amanda Waller

by James White |
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After playing tough nut civil servant and Suicide Squad assembler Amanda Waller in both 2016's Suicide Squad and last year's James Gunn-directed The Suicide Squad, Viola Davis showed up for two quick cameos in Gunn's televisual spin-off his film, the superb Peacemaker. Davis will be back for much as a spin-off to that spin-off is now in development, focused on Waller.

What the plot will be is unknown for now, though Peacemaker ended its first season with (spoiler alert in case you've yet to see it) Waller's daughter Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) ripping the lid off of Waller and A.R.G.U.S.' craven manipulations. The new series will presumably follow the fallout of that reveal.

Though Gunn wrote all of and directed most of Peacemaker, he's been a little busy back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 and its associated holiday special) to kick off work on this show. Not to mention he's likely to dive into Peacemaker Season 2 once he's finished the MCU entries.

So for the new series, Christal Henry (who worked on HBO's Watchmen series) is head writer and executive producer, while Gunn and The Suicide Squad's Peter Safran will be executive producers.

Davis, of course, is no stranger to the small screen, given her years starring on How To Get Away With Murder. And she's currently to be found playing Michelle Obama in The First Lady, which will land in the UK on 22 June when streaming service Paramount+ launches in the UK and Ireland.

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