The beauty of streaming is how much freedom these directors seem to have. While Gunn has made two fan-favorite flicks (with a third on its way) within the confines of the PG-13 Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s refreshing to know he will be able to do all the mature content he wants with this series. After all, Gunn’s early filmography credits include Slither and Terror Firmer, two flicks renowned for their dark humor. If this tweet is anything to go off of, expect some vintage Gunn black comedy in this Peacemaker series.
Taking to Twitter, James Gunn corrected a report that claimed Peacemaker was set for a broadcast run on The CW. The director bluntly said that if they edited the gritty series for traditional television, “it would be forty seconds long.”
Lol. No. If we edited it for broadcast TV it would be forty seconds long. https://t.co/cVfKP8iFLz
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 28, 2020
As mentioned above, don’t let the Peacemaker name fool you. This series is going to be as grotesque and gritty as they come, with that traditional James Gunn humor infused within it. If Gunn claims only “forty seconds” would be suitable for the family-friendly CW channel, expect the majority of this show’s runtime to be strictly tailored to adult audiences.