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Twisted Metal Series Coming to Peacock on July 27

The other Sweet Tooth

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The Twisted Metal movie finally has a release date, and those of us old enough to remember playing the original Playstation game series are excited for July 27.

The Twisted Metal games take players on a thrilling and chaotic vehicular journey through a post-apocalyptic world where the only rule is to survive at any cost. Set in a desolate and dark universe, the games revolve around a macabre competition organized by the enigmatic and sinister figure known as Calypso.

In this deadly challenge, various contestants, each with their twisted desires and dark pasts, compete to win the ultimate prize: having their deepest wish granted. The participants pilot heavily armed and armored vehicles, ranging from menacing cars to monstrous trucks, each possessing unique and devastating weaponry.

However, the true nature of Calypso’s intentions remains shrouded in mystery. As the game progresses, players uncover the chilling truths behind his enigmatic persona and the sinister consequences that await the victor. Twisted Metal is not merely about vehicular mayhem; it delves into the twisted psyches of its characters, exploring their motivations, fears, and the price they are willing to pay for ultimate power.

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Twisted Metal on Peacock

The upcoming Twisted Metal TV show promises to bring this adrenaline-pumping and nightmarish world to life on the Peacock streaming network on July 27. The 10-episode series will star Anthony Mackie as John Doe, Will Arnett as the voice of Sweet Tooth (acted by Joe Seanoa), as well as a host of others including Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99), Thomas Haden Church (Wings), and Neve Campbell (Party of Five).

The game’s creator, David Jaffe, has not been a part of this show, but he says he’s hopeful for its success. “It seems like a really loud, violent, dumb, fun midnight movie. So, at this point, they’ve put out three trailers, they’ve been markedly different, tonally, and so I don’t know what to expect.

“I’m looking forward to it. My fingers are crossed,” Jaffe said.

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    Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and author of "AI For All," a guide to navigating this strange new world of artificial intelligence.
    He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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