Viola Davis’ ‘Suicide Squad’ Amanda Waller Is Getting A Spin-off Series Of Her Own


As per Deadline, the streamer has greenlit an as-yet-untitled show concerning Amanda Waller, the semi-villainous government official played by Viola Davis. Introduced in the first Suicide Squad (the one without the definitive article in the title), Waller is arguably more dastardly than the actual villains under her sway, made all the more fearful by the Oscar-winning actress playing her. (And if you think someone of Davis’ caliber is too big for the small screen, remember that she spent six seasons on How to Get Away with Murder.)

Whenever it arrives, the Amanda Waller show will join Peacemaker, about John Cena’s also semi-villainous semi-fascist, introduced in The Suicide Squad (not to be confused with the one without the definitive article in the title). That show, like the movie, proved to be a big streaming hit and a magnet for social media love. That said, James Gunn, who will executive produce the show, said it “won’t be as much a comedy as Peacemaker,” so be forewarned.

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