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Peacock Releases Trailer For Original Comedy Series ‘Twisted Metal’, Starring Anthony Mackie 

Posted Jul 10, 2023

There’s news that a new comedy series, titled TWISTED METAL, is set to debut, and has some star wattage on board to host.

Twisted Metal is a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game and 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.

The showrunner and Executive Producer / Writer of the series is Michael Jonathan Smith (of Cobra Kai), with other Executive Producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), Will Arnett, and Marc Forman (Electric Avenue), Jason Spire (Inspire Entertainment), Peter Principato (Artists First), and Asad Qizilbash. Carter Swan reigns from PlayStation Productions and Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios and Executive Producer / Star: Anthony Mackie (Make It With Gravy Productions) is set to host.

The Director is Kitao Sakurai and is Produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Along with Mackie as the series lead, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, with Will Arnett and Joe Seanoa also star. The guests include Neve Campbell, Richard Cabral, Mike Mitchell, Tahj Vaughans, and Lou Beatty Jr.

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