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Thanks to the Emmys, we now have our first look at DC's 'Peacemaker' series with John Cena. But is it worth getting an HBO Max subscription?

When can we stream DC’s ‘Peacemaker’ on HBO Max?

Off the heels of its exciting August premiere, it appears as if the DC Universe is expanding given the critical success of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and while the film didn’t financially do as well as it is hoped, thanks to the stupid HBO Max same-day release package, there’s no doubt that the film resonated well with fans, given its quirky characters and beautifully horrific execution.

For many, this biggest scene-stealer was John Cena’s Peacemaker, the character we were told we would be getting his very own HBO Max series even before The Suicide Squad debuted. It didn’t make sense at the time, but now that we’ve seen the movie, we understand how a character like Peacemaker can certainly carry a series. Can’t wait? Well, thanks to a special preview during last night’s Emmys we have our first look. 

The HBO Max package trailer shows a small clip from Peacemaker, as well as clips from upcoming projects such as Succession, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Euphoria, and the new Sex in the City spin-off, And Just Like That . . . Ok, so we’ve gotten a taste, and we like what you’re selling to us, HBO Max. When does DC’s Peacemaker come out? As well, is HBO Max worth the subscription fees just for DC’s Peacemaker? Let’s delve in. 

Peacemaker on HBO Max

Peacemaker stars John Cena reprising his character Christopher Smith a.k.a. Peacemaker, a merciless and ironically patriotic mercenary who believes in achieving peace at any cost . . . even genocide. The series represents the first DC Extended Universe TV series and consists of eight episodes, which Gunn wrote while working on 2021’s The Suicide Squad

James Gunn also directs five of the episodes. The series co-stars Steve Agee, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, Freddie Stroma, and Chukwudi Iwuji. Peacemaker is expected to debut in  January 2022. But should we grab an HBO Max subscription beforehand? Is there a free trial? Let’s check out the details.   


Having first launched on May 27th, 2020, HBO Max joined a slate of impressive streaming services, squaring off against strong opponents such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus. A property of WarnerMedia Entertainment, HBO Max features a stacked library of content that includes the likes of Game of Thrones, Friends, Westworld, The OC, His Dark Materials, Big Little Lies, Chernobyl, True Detective, and South Park.   

By landing a subscription to HBO Max you’ll be invited to experience a wide range of content including HBO premium programming, third-party titles, WarnerMedia’s impressive library, as well as original content made specifically for the trending streaming service. 

If you already have access to HBO through either a cable or satellite provider, then you should have access to HBO Max and all of its amazing content. Certain providers currently offering this streaming service are the following: Xfinity, Wow!, Verizon Fios, Optimum, RCN, Spectrum, Suddenlink, Altice One, Cox, DirectTV, AT&T U-verse, Atlantic Broadband, and Apple TV Channels.


Originally, the HBO Max streaming service did offer a one-week free trial to better highlight to possible subscribers the impressive content they offer. However, right before the 2020 holiday release of Wonder Woman 1984, HBO Max revoked its free trial offer, most likely in an effort to boost subscription numbers before the superhero flick hit their streaming service, avoiding possible abuse of a free trial just to watch it.

Since then, likely due to the long list of same-day release content in 2021, it’s unlikely that HBO Max will include a free trial period exclusively for potential subscribers. However, should you choose to sign up for this incredible streaming service through another outlet, there may be hope for you yet in scoring a free trial for HBO Max. Wanna learn more about what we’re talking about? Let’s help you. 

It’s always a prudent move to keep an eye out for possible promotions that offer free trials. For example, if you sign up for HBO Max through Hulu then you’ll likely score a one-week free trial for the streaming service. As well, if you’re currently paying for HBO Now, then HBO will upgrade you to HBO Max for free. Not bad, right? Again, keep your eyes out for those promotional deals . . . it’s the way to go.

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While we don’t necessarily agree with the promotion, it’s clear that many people are drawn into the streaming service thanks to the aforementioned same-day release deal. However, for $14.99 per month, what upcoming movies are coming to HBO Max that make the subscription fees worth it? 

HBO Max has already had a slew of theatrical projects hit the streaming service, including Mortal Kombat, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, and In The Heights, and have upcoming theatrical release projects on the slate, including the liked of Dune and The Matrix: Resurrections. Sold yet? 

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