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John Cena Joins the Cast Of Roku’s Die Hart 2: Die Harter

September 21, 2022 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Peacemaker John Cena Image Credit: HBO Max/DC Entertament

Variety reports that John Cena has joined the cast of the second season for the Roku series Die Hart. The season will be under the title of Die Hart 2: Die Harter. Other new additions this season include Ben Schwartz and Paula Pell. They join star Kevin Hart and returning cast member Nathalie Emmanuel. Eric Appel will be back to direct, as will Tripper Clancy for writing duties. Production has already started in Atlanta for an unknown premiere date.

Here’s a synopsis: Kevin Hart now wants to cement his legacy as the greatest action star of all time. He’s developed a concept for a revolutionary movie where the action is so unscripted and unexpected that even Kevin won’t know what’s coming next. But Kevin’s vision comes with a blind spot, and he soon finds himself the victim of an evil revenge plot, orchestrated by someone from his past. To survive, Hart must enlist the help of his favorite co-star, Jordan King (Emmanuel), his overeager assistant Andre (Schwartz), Andre’s mom Cynthia (Pell) and legendary Hollywood stuntman Mr. 206 (Cena).

Appel said: “I’m so happy to be back in Atlanta working with Kevin, Nathalie and our incredible new cast members. The scope of this second season feels a lot bigger — it’s funnier, it’s more action packed and our fictional version of Kevin Hart is 100 times more petty and selfish in his ongoing quest to become an ‘authentic’ action hero.

Hart will also excited produce the show through Hartbeat, along with Jeff Clanagan, Candice Wilson Cherry, Bryan Smiley, Thai Randolph, Mike Stein, Luke Kelly-Clyne, Kevin Healey and Ty Walker.

Roku Channel head of scripted originals Colin Davis added: “This franchise has leveled up with the return of Nathalie Emmanuel and Kevin Hart and the addition of Paula Pell, Ben Schwartz and John Cena. The set has been filled with nonstop laughter from this concoction of comedy talent, and it’s just the latest example of our incredible creative relationship and growing partnership with Hartbeat.

Hartbeat chief content officer Bryan Smiley said: “Hartbeat is excited to expand on the hilarious, action-packed world our cast and creative team have established. The feedback we’ve received from fans who continue to discover and binge the series has been incredible and is a testament to the Roku Channel’s incredible audience reach.

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