Frank Grillo Joins PeacemakerSeason 2as Rick Flag Sr.

Frank Grillo will reprise his role as Rick Flag Sr. in Peacemaker Season 2, after first appearing in the DC animated series Creature Commandos. Grillo joins a returning cast, including John Cena, in the eight-episode season written and directed by James Gunn.

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Frank Grillo Joins PeacemakerSeason 2as Rick Flag Sr.

Frank Grillo Joins PeacemakerSeason 2as Rick Flag Sr.

Frank Grillo, known for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and The Purge franchise, is set to reprise his role as Rick Flag Sr. in the upcoming second season of the Max original series Peacemaker. The announcement, made by DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn on Friday, marks the fulfillment of Gunn's promise to consolidate the casts of DC's animated and live-action properties.

Grillo will first appear as Rick Flag Sr. in the DCanimated seriesCreature Commandos, which centers on a Black Ops crew working for Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis. He will then bring the character to life in the live-action Peacemaker series, joining a returning cast that includes John Cena as the titular antihero, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, and Steve Agee.

Season 2 of Peacemaker will consist of eight episodes, all written by James Gunn, who will also direct three episodes, including the premiere. Gunn teased that Rick Flag Sr. and Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker, have "a little unfinished business to take care of" in the upcoming season, hinting at potential conflict or resolution between the characters.

The casting move is part of Gunn and Peter Safran's effort to make casting more consistent across animated and live-action properties in the new DC Universe. This approach aims to create a more cohesive and interconnected storytelling experience for fans, allowing characters to seamlessly transition between different mediums.

Peacemaker, a spin-off of the 2021 film The Suicide Squad, follows the adventures of the vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. The series is produced by Gunn's Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Frank Grillo's addition to the cast of Peacemaker Season 2 as Rick Flag Sr. brings an exciting new dynamic to the series, with the potential for exploring complex father-son relationships and the consequences of Peacemaker's actions in The Suicide Squad. As production on the sophomore season begins, fans eagerly await the next chapter in the Peacemaker saga and the continued evolution of the DC Universe under James Gunn and Peter Safran's leadership.