The DC Universe could get a lot more from Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. On Tuesday it was announced (via Variety) that a spin-off series centered on Waller is currently in the works for HBO Max, with Davis set to return. Davis would serve as the series’ executive producer, with watchmen alum Christal Henry has taken to writing and producing. James Gunn, who directed Waller’s previous appearances in The Suicide Squad and Peacemakerwould be executive producer alongside Peter Safran.
While the potential series plot is a mystery, it’s set to build on Waller’s status quo at the end of the recent Season 1 finale. Peacemaker. In this HBO Max series, Waller’s work with Task Force X and the Suicide Squad was revealed to the public by his own daughter, Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks). Ever since that episode aired, fans have wondered what this decision might mean for the Suicide Squad going forward, and for Waller’s own role in the DC Universe.
Created by John Ostrander, Len Wein, and John Byrne, Waller was first introduced to the pages of DC Comics in 1986. Legends #1. Although she has no superpowers, Waller has become a formidable force in the superhero world, between her leadership of the Suicide Squad and her roles with Checkmate and ARGUS The New 52 continuity reintroduced a younger version. de Waller, who was a member of black-ops Team 7 alongside Black Canary, Deathstroke, and Grifter. This version of the character went on to form the Justice League of America.
“As a comic book and Wonder Woman fan, I love the whole DC Comics universe,” Davis previously said. The Hollywood Reporter to portray Waller. “I traded comics as a kid, so all of that appeals to me. When you dream of being an actor as a kid, that’s what you dream of. It’s like acting: be the superhero, get the gun; it plays into this fantasy.”
Gunn has already expressed plans to develop more than one TV spin-off for The Suicide Squadand had indicated that the second derivative idea would be in a decidedly different genre from that Peacemaker.
“I can’t say anything,” Gunn previously explained. “It’s tied to this universe, and I don’t think it’s going to be the same genre as Peacemaker; it won’t be as much of a comedy as Peacemaker, but it will be in the same universe.”
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