Peacock, the popular streaming service, is set to bring the chaotic world of the post-apocalyptic demolition-derby-style combat video game franchise, Twisted Metal, to television screens. Starring Anthony Mackie, known for his role as Captain America in “Brave New World,” the series promises to deliver a thrilling and action-packed experience. Joining Mackie are Will Arnett and AEW star Samoa Joe, who lend their voices and bodies to the diabolical clown Sweet Tooth, Stephanie Beatriz as the enigmatic character Quiet, and Thomas Haden Church as Agent Stone. With an impressive cast and a beloved video game franchise as the source material, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of this TV adaptation.
A Glimpse into the Twisted Metal World
Peacock has recently released a new rated-R trailer that sheds light on the story and offers a glimpse into the world of Twisted Metal. The trailer showcases the metal and mayhem that fans of the game can expect, providing a tantalizing taste of what’s to come. Mackie’s character, John, is a cargo driver navigating the treacherous territories of this post-apocalyptic world, fighting to survive amidst the chaos. Beatriz’s character, Quiet, remains shrouded in mystery, but her penchant for violence and colorful language hints at an intriguing and complex personality.
An Ensemble Cast of Twisted Metal Characters
In addition to the central characters of Sweet Tooth, John Doe, and Agent Stone, the TV series will feature other iconic figures from the Twisted Metal universe. Chelle Ramos will portray Jamie Roberts, who was a driver for Outlaw-2 in the video game. Neve Campbell joins the cast as Raven, while Tahj Vaughans and Mike Mitchell take on the roles of Mike and Stu, respectively, who operated the Hammerhead vehicle in the game. With such a diverse and talented ensemble cast, the Twisted Metal TV series is poised to bring these beloved characters to life in a thrilling new way.
A Legacy of Gaming Success
The Twisted Metal video game franchise has enjoyed immense success since its inception, captivating players on various PlayStation consoles. With releases on PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 3, the series has sold an impressive five million copies as of October 2000. Several games in the franchise have been re-released as part of the prestigious Sony Greatest Hits collection, further solidifying Twisted Metal’s place in gaming history.
With the creative minds behind hits like “Deadpool” and “Zombieland,” Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, leading the series, and the talented writer Michael Jonathan Smith, known for his work on Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” the Twisted Metal TV adaptation is in capable hands. Fans can mark their calendars for July 27 when all 10 episodes of Twisted Metal will be available for streaming on Peacock. Prepare for a thrilling ride as the world of Twisted Metal comes to life in a way that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.