Frank Grillo Joins ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2 as Rick Flag Sr.

Team Peacemaker is growing.

Season 2 of James Gunn’s DC action series “Peacemaker” has added Frank Grillo, Gunn announced Friday on Threads. Grillo will play Rick Flag Sr., the father of Suicide Squad member Rick Flag Jr. (played by Joel Kinnaman in the previous two movies).

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However, Grillo will debut as Rick Flag Sr. in animated form first. He’s part of the voice cast for “Creature Commandos,” an upcoming Max series about a black ops team of monsters working for Amanda Waller after she forms the Suicide Squad. “Creature Commandos” will kick off Gunn’s Phase One of the new DC Universe.

Gunn wrote, “Pleased to announce the great @frankgrillo1 will be reprising the role of Rick Flag, Sr – the role he’ll first play in animated form in ‘Creature Commandos’ – throughout Season 2 of ‘Peacemaker.’ Christopher Smith and Rick Sr have a little unfinished business to take care of…”

“Peacemaker” Season 2 brings back John Cena as the titular mercenary, who killed Rick Flag Jr. at the end of Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” movie. The meeting between Peacemaker, whose real name is Christopher Smith, and Rick Flag Sr. will surely be a tense one. Cast members Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland and Steve Agee also return for Season 2.

Gunn wrote all eight episodes of “Peacemaker” Season 2 and directed three episodes, including the season premiere. Gunn and his DC Studios co-chief Peter Safran executive producer the series, with Cena as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Grillo is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360, 42West, and Paul Hastings.

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