It’s been a little over a year since Sony first announced the Twisted Metal comedy series based on their popular video game, but now we get official word that Peacock will be the ones streaming it.
Twisted Metal started life as a vehicular combat game released way back in 1995 when I was still in college. Yes, they had video games back then!
But last February, Sony announced that they were reviving the IP for a comedy TV show that will be produced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame.
Then in September, we got word that Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie would be playing the lead role of John Doe. This certainly added a ton of credibility to the show, as many fans were skeptical of anything related to Twisted Metal following the failure of the movie idea in 2012.
But now that Peacock is on board, we’re starting to think that this thing might actually happen. Here’s what they had to say about it:
“Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.”
Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development for Sony Pictures Television, had this to say about the show: ““We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted insanity. Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai writer) hit it out of the park with an action-packed, brilliantly funny adaptation and we are grateful for the support of Rhett, Paul, Will and our friends at PlayStation.”
While there is still no release date for the series, the project seems to be moving forward quickly.