Peacock announced today, via a press release, the new action-comedy series Twisted Metal. The new series is a live-action adaptation of the more than 25-year-old franchise.
Twisted Metal is slated to be a half-hour live-action TV series. This new series is based on the classic PlayStation game series and comes from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
The original take comes from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) and features a motor-mouthed outsider and an offer for a better life if he can deliver a package across an apocalyptical wasteland. From savage marauders to a deranged clown the challenges of the open road will be brutal.
Anthony Mackie, known for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Sam Wilson/The Falcon, is starring in and executive producing the series. Mackie will star as John Doe, a smart-ass talking milkman and skilled driver. The character has no memory of their past, but will have the opportunity to find the community he long’s for. That is only if he can survive some savage vehicular combat.
Will Arnett and Marc Forman from Electric Avenue secured rights to the material and helped bring the project together. Both will also executive produce. Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer.
PlayStation Productions head Asad Qizilbash stated they are “thrilled to have such an amazing creative team and partners working together who have such passion for this iconic property,” and are excited for fans to see what they are creating for the iconic franchise.
At this time there are no details when the Twisted Metal series will air on Peacock or when filming will begin.