Elizabeth Faith Ludlow and Rizwan Manji Join HBO Max’s Peacemaker

Last month, James Gunn announced the start of production on Peacemaker, a new series that explores the backstory behind John Cena’s character in The Suicide Squad. But even though cameras are already rolling, new casting announcements are still trickling out. According to Deadline, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow and Rizwan Manji are the latest additions to Gunn’s series.

Ludlow and Manji will recur on Peacemaker as characters named Keeya and Jamil, respectively. Unfortunately, the report doesn’t give us any more details than this. Gunn wrote all eight episodes of the show’s first season and is directing several episodes as well, including the pilot.

Some fans might recognize Ludlow from playing Arat (a member of Negan’s Saviors) on The Walking Dead. She also appeared in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and is part of the main cast for Netflix’s Another Life. Ludlow previously worked with Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where she had a brief role as an Easik woman. But in a new Instagram post confirming her casting, Gunn claimed that he didn’t even recognize her when she auditioned for Peacemaker. You can read what else he had to say below.


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Meanwhile, Manji recently appeared on NBC’s Perfect Harmony, which was canceled after airing one season last year. He also had a recurring role on Schitt’s Creek and has shown up in films like Transformers and The Dictator.

HBO Max still hasn’t set a release date for Peacemaker. Regardless, fans will be able to see the title character in action when The Suicide Squad hits the streaming service day-and-date with theaters on August 6.

Do you have any theories about Ludlow and Manji’s characters? Let us know in the comment down below!

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