Live-action Twisted Metal TV show confirmed by Sony, NBC

Live-action Twisted Metal TV show

We’ve learned Sony has ordered a live-action Twisted Metal TV show, which they’re producing alongside NBC for their streaming platform Peacock.

The new live-action Twisted Metal TV show (via Deadline) will star The Falcon star Anthony Mackie as John Doe. The protagonist is tasked with delivering a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland – where the “motor mouthed outsider” milkman teams up with a trigger-happy car thief.

Soon the duo run into bloodthirsty marauders and murders driving fully-weaponized vehicles, just like the video game series. The gang of vehicular killers is led by none other than Sweet Tooth, the psychotic clown that has served as the mascot for the Twisted Metal series.

The show is described as a “high action comedy”, and is being penned by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are also executive producing alongside Jason Spire of Inspire Entertainment, Peter Principato of Artists First, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions, and finally Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios.

It’s worth reiterating the new live-action Twisted Metal TV show is being co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Sony is also producing a live-action series based on The Last of Us, with HBO.

“Twisted Metal has been a global phenomenon for more than 25 years but it was the creative vision for this live-action adaptation, led by Michael Jonathan Smith, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, that blew us away. Also Anthony Mackie starring made it undeniable!” said Lisa Katz, president scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “This adrenalin-infused comedy series is in expert hands with our partners at Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television, and will be the perfect addition to Peacock as we continue to look for uniquely entertaining programs.”

“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.”

“Twisted Metal is one of PlayStation’s most beloved franchises,” Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions, said. “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.”

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