Twisted Metal Series Starring Anthony Mackie Lands On Peacock
Mackie will rev up a milk truck to appear on the upcoming Peacock TV series, based on the video game.
The Twisted Metal series is slowly coming together, and it has finally found a home on Peacock. The NBC Universal streaming service announced the video game adaptation will be landing on its service, which does not have a release date at this time.
"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," said Jeff Frost, president, Sony Pictures Television Studios and Jason Clodfelter, co-president, Sony Pictures Television Studios. "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."
Anthony Mackie will star on the series, which was announced last year. The MCU hero will be stepping into the shoes of a milkman for the upcoming action/comedy series, playing a brand-new character.
Mackie will play John Doe, "a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives," according to a press release. "With no memory of his past, John gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true, but only if he can survive an onslaught of savage vehicular combat."
Mackie will also serve as executive producer alongside Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and Will Arnett and March Forman from Electric Avenue--which recently produced Netflix's Murderville. The live-action adaptation of Twisted Metal is a collaboration between Sony Pictures Television, Playstation Productions, and Universal Television.
Cobra Kai's Michael Jonathan Smith will writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the half-hour series. The series follows someone wanting a better life; however, the only way to achieve that is to deliver a package across a wasteland. They will have the help of a car thief and face marauders looking to rough them up on the open road. And one of these marauders is described as a "deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck." That's right, Sweet Tooth will be in it.
"Twisted Metal is one of PlayStation's most beloved franchises," said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions. "We are thrilled to have such an amazing creative team and partners working together who have such passion for this iconic property. We can't wait for fans to see what we have planned for them."
At this time, there's no release date set, but it is expected to arrive in 2023.
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