The previously announced Twisted Metal television series has found a home, it will be launching on Peacock in the United States.
It’s also a comedy about a milkman.
Avengers Anthony Mackie will star as John Doe, the aforementioned milkman who has lost his memory. Because reasons he can “make his wish of finding community come true” by the means of violent vehicular combat. He will be joined by “a trigger-happy car thief” who is currently unnamed and uncast.
If the idea of a comedy show is worrying you then there is some good news. The first draft of first episode has been written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who have previously worked on Deadpool and Zombieland, so they clearly know how to combine violence and humour.
The show was announced back in May 2019 when Sony announced PlayStation Productions, a new arm of the company that would create television shows and films based on PlayStation IPs, and at the same time it was confirmed by Tony Vinciquerra from Sony Pictures that a television show based on the classic vehicle combat game was in early production.
“We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted insanity,” said Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development for Sony Pictures Television. “Michael Jonathan Smith hit it out of the park with an action-packed, brilliantly funny adaptation and we are grateful for the support of Rhett, Paul, Will and our friends at PlayStation.”
PlayStation Productions are also working on The Last of Us TV adaptation with The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal as Joel and Games of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey as Ellie. The series is in development for HBO by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and The Last of Us creator Neil Druckmann.
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