Twisted Metal Television Series Lands At Peacock
The television and film industries these days are quite littered with projects that seek to adapt popular video game franchises to the big and small screen. This is especially true at Sony, where the company is regularly throwing several PlayStation series at the proverbial Hollywood dartboard. They recently saw the live-action Uncharted movie released to great success at the box office this past month, and a series based on The Last of Us is still making progress at HBO. Sony has reportedly been crafting its plans to adapt the Twisted Metal franchise to a live-action series. Now, it has been confirmed that the Twisted Metal television series will find its home on Peacock.
Deadline has reported on the new deal made between Sony and Universal for the new Twisted Metal television series. As per the site, Universal Television has made a full series order for the project to stream exclusively on the Peacock streaming service. The series will star the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Anthony Mackie as John Doe, a fast-talking and speedy-driving milkman who enters the combat-filled vehicle competition. Sony Pictures Television Studios’s Jeff Frost and Jason Clodfelter had this to say about the project:
“We are thrilled that our first series with our good friends at Peacock is with our amazing partners at Electric Avenue, Universal Television and colleagues at PlayStation Productions. Michael Jonathan Smith and Rhett and Paul have ingeniously brought this high-action comedy to life and we are so fortunate to have Anthony at the center of the show. We look forward to this incredible team blowing audiences away with this twisted and inventive concept.”
Aside from starring in the Twisted Metal television series, Mackie will also serve as executive producer along with Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith. Smith will also write and showrun the series. Also serving as executive producers are Marc Foreman and Will Arnett through their Electric Avenue production company. Arnett is rumored to be providing the voice of Sweet Tooth, though that has not been confirmed yet. Finding a platform for the series was the next big step for the project, and with this latest development, the future is looking sweet as ice cream.
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