The series of ‘Pacifier‘ has already arrived in the catalog of HBO Max and the premiere episode brings a shocking twist to Amanda Waller’s life (Viola davis).
Introduced as the cold and calculating supervisor of Task Force X nicknamed ‘The Suicide Squad’, Waller has had nothing revealed regarding his personal life… until now.
In the series’ plot, she creates a new secret task force to help the titular antihero played by John Cena to hunt mysterious beings known only as butterflies.
However, being Amanda Waller, it’s clear that she doesn’t fully trust anyone, so she recruits an undercover agent to watch the team’s steps.
That’s where we meet Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), Waller’s own daughter, a secret that none of the team suspects.
Despite this, she is nothing like her mother, which is good for all the other members of the Butterfly Project team.
But unlike her mother, Adebayo is a very caring and understanding person, so why did she join Waller’s military schemes?
In the plot, it is explained that she and her wife lost their jobs, and Waller used this to persuade her daughter to work for her, even against her will.
Certainly, this is something that will lead to conflicting developments throughout the episodes.
So, have you watched it?
No Rotten Tomatoes, the series won 90% approval, as noted 7.40/10 based on 20 reviews until the moment. International pundits praised the show’s parodic tone and the cast’s performance, although they pointed out some flaws.
Check out the main comments below:
“A bloody and violent masterpiece that lingers in the atmosphere of ‘The Suicide Squad’” – Mama’s Geeky.
“An inexcusable parody of superhero series that is also a great superhero show” – Rolling Stone.
“‘Pacifier’ brings a lot of the fun of James Gunn” – TV Line.
“‘Pacifier’ proves an essential point about the DCEU – that when you show the weirdest edges of a fictional universe, you help that entire universe become bigger and more complete” – ComicBook.com.
“‘Pacifier’ doesn’t exactly miss, but it doesn’t quite find its target either” – CNN.com.
The series will explore the origins of the character played by Cena, a man who believes in peace at all costs – no matter how many people he has to kill for it.
James Gunn also writes the script for the series, in addition to directing several episodes.
In addition to starring, Cena also serves as an executive producer on the project.
The cast also has Danielle Brooks, Robert patrick, Nhut Le e Freddie Stroma, in addition to bringing the return of Steve Agee e Jennifer Holland, who will reprise their roles from the film.