‘Twisted Metal’ Teaser: Anthony Mackie Faces Vehicular Homicide In A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

We’ve seen the success of video games on the big screen with Sonic the Hedgehog and The Super Mario Bros Movie, but will the same work for streaming? Peacock sure hopes so with their upcoming Twisted Metal series, based on the Sony Playstation demolition derby series of games.

Anthony Mackie stars as John Doe, an amnesiac milkman charged with delivering a mysterious package cross-country in a post-apocalyptic setting populated by crazed marauders in deadly vehicles.

The series also stars Stephanie Beatriz, Will Arnett, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Cabral, Neve Campbell, and AEW/ROH superstar Samoa Joe as Sweet Tooth! If he delivers a “Muscle Buster” on top of a car hood it’ll be the best thing ever.

Twisted Metal was created by Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith, also acting as showrunner. He was joined by Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Peacock will debut Twisted Metal on July 27th.

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 & Paul Wernick and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, 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 badass axe-wielding 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.


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