DC Extended Universe has entered the small screen with its latest show, Peacemaker, which debuted on HBO Max on January 13, 2022.
The spin-off TV show starring John Cena is helmed by James Gunn. The series navigates through the story of Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker, and his experience in The Suicide Squad.
After watching the first three episodes of Peacemakers, several viewers are curious to know where exactly the show was filmed. Here, we have the breakdown of locations in which the HBO Max production was shot.
Where and when was Peacemaker filmed?
James apparently used his break from The Suicide Squad to work on its spin-off series.
He headed to Vancouver, Canada, before November 2020 to get started with the filming, according to Distractify.
However, the show’s filming only began in mid-January 2021 and it was carried with the working title ‘The Scriptures’.
A report by Surrey Now-Leader, which came out in February 2021, shows that the series was filmed in Cloverdale for nearly five days from the 17th to the 22nd of the month.
Most of the filming took place around the old Dann’s Electronic building.
Some posts shared by fans in April 2021 show that the cast and crew filmed parts of the show near the Surrey Schools.
The reason why it was filmed in Vancouver
The cinematography in Peacemaker is undeniably breathtaking, but there was a certain reason why James chose to film the series in Vancouver specifically.
When one fan asked the director on Twitter if Vancouver was the ideal location to shoot the show, James responded, “I wanted the show to take place in the Pacific Northwest, so it fits location-wise.”
“But, the primary reason is they’ve been better at managing Covid up here, so it’s safer for the cast & crew,” he added further.
Fans react to the spin-off series
Peacemaker consists of eight episodes, which will be released weekly.
The first three episodes have received brilliant reviews. Apart from approving the unconventional representation of the superhero, viewers have praised the overall show for its execution, especially the comical aspects that stand out.
One thrilled fan shared, “I saw the intro to the show and just the intro alone is amazing. I’m gonna start it tomorrow for sure.”
Another added, “The Peacemaker show is comedic gold”
Meanwhile, praising the choice of location for filming, one tweeted, “I just wanted to say it to see if anyone agrees, but Peacemaker might be the best looking show/movie I’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s just because the last movie I saw was NWH which was shot in a shoebox but man, all the locations look & feel so real”