Peacock is revving up their slate of original streaming content.
Peacock has officially put in a series order for Twisted Metal, a comedic half-hour live-action adaptation of the popular 90s video game from Sony Pictures TV, Playstation Productions, and Universal Television. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie is set to star and executive produce the project. Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith is writing the script for the show in addition to serving as executive producer as well as showrunner. Will Arnett and Marc Forman, who secured the rights to the material and helped put the adaptation together, also executive produce via their Electric Avenue production company.
Based on the classic PlayStation game series, Twisted Metal 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.
Mackie stars as John Doe, a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives. 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.
Twisted Metal joins another upcoming live-action series adaptation of a hit PlayStation video game, HBO’s The Last Of Us, which Sony Pictures Television and Playstation Productions also co-produce.
What do you make of this news? Are you interested in a live-action Twisted Metal series starring Anthony Mackie? If not, how would you approach this adaptation to the popular video game? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the television loving world know your thoughts!