Adaptation Of ‘Twisted Metal’ Video Game Set For Peacock

by Thomas Tuna

Get your motor runnin’!

It’s been a whole year since word was dropped about a possible live-action TV series based on the popular Twisted Metal video game series, and now Deadline reports that Peacock has ordered that series. The show is being developed by Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions.

No release date or episode count has been revealed at this early stage, but each episode reportedly will be a half-hour “high-octane action/comedy” based on the vehicular combat video game developed by SingleTrac.

The show–starring executive producer Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)–is based on an original idea by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Deadpool and Zombieland fame. Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) will serve as screenwriter and showrunner.

The series will follow a “motor-mouthed outsider who is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland,” according to the logline.

The outsider will face “savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road–including a deranged clown who drives a familiar ice cream truck.”

Mackie will play John Doe, who has no memory of his past, “but who gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true–but only if he can survive savage vehicular combat.”

The Twisted Metal video game series–which started in 1995–centers around the titular competition in which drivers in modified vehicles must destroy other vehicles in an attempt to be the last one alive. The winner meets Calypso, who will grant him one wish–regardless of price, size or reality.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Twisted Metal on Peacock.


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