Showrunner Michael Jonathan Smith (known for his work on Cobra Kai) presents a fresh take on the iconic franchise Twisted Metal. A half-hour live-action comedy series that will feature heart-pounding action and dark humor.
The story follows a motor-mouthed outsider named 'John Doe,' who takes on the ultimate life-changing opportunity if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. John Doe must navigate a treacherous terrain while ensuring the safe delivery of 'the package.'
Along the way, he forms an unlikely partnership with a fierce car thief who wields an axe with deadly precision. But he will also have to deal with savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers on the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.
Streaming July 27th on Peacock, Twisted Metal boasts an exciting ensemble and creative team. The series stars Anthony Mackie, who serves as both executive producer and lead character.
Joining him are actors Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, Will Arnett, and Joe Seanoa, better known as the WWE wrestler Samoa Joe.
Guest stars include Neve Campbell, Richard Cabral, Mike Mitchell, Lou Beatty Jr., and Tahj Vaughans. Behind the scenes, director Kitao Sakurai will likely bring a fresh and exciting perspective to the series.
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"The year was 2001. Weezer had welcomed fans to an Island in the Sun. Shrek was an all-star at the box office. Pizza Hut had delivered a salami pizza to the International Space Station. And I was a sixteen-year-old nerd who had just purchased Twisted Metal: Black.
The second I inserted that disc into my PlayStation 2, I was transported to a chaotic demolition derby that left me cackling with glee at the chaos of it all. That inescapable feeling of joy is what I wanted to bring to life in our show," said Executive Producer and Showrunner Michael Johnathan Smith.
"Yes, Twisted Metal has the cars, it has the weapons, and it has the battles. But what it also has are people. I know you will fall in love with these characters and what drives them, no pun intended (okay, maybe a little intended)."
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About The Game:
Twisted Metal is a long-running vehicular combat video game series created by David Jaffe and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Known for its fast-paced action and unique characters, players engage in tournament-style competitions, controlling heavily armed vehicles in destructible environments.
The objective is to eliminate opponents and be the last vehicle standing, using a wide array of weapons such as machine guns, missiles, and explosives.
Since its debut in 1995, Twisted Metal has gained a cult following and expanded across various PlayStation platforms, captivating fans with its thrilling vehicular combat, twisted stories, and unforgettable personalities.
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Twisted Metal The TV series is produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. There are ten episodes, each about 30 minutes long.
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