Twisted Metal TV series: Release date, trailer, cast & plot

Anthony Mackie in the Twisted Metal TV show on PeacockPeacock

Twisted Metal is getting a TV series, so here’s everything we currently know about the video game adaptation, including its release date and trailer to cast, plot, and more.

Twisted Metal is a beloved PlayStation franchise, one that first launched on the original PlayStation and has featured on nearly all consoles since. The games – which all involve over-the-top vehicular mechanics and moments – are fun, sometimes gory, and also a joy to play with friends and family.

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Thanks to Peacock, fans of the series will soon be getting to see a live-action adaptation of the whacky gaming franchise. The show – which has been written by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – is reported to be a 30-minute episodic comedy.

Here’s everything we know about the Twisted Metal TV series so far and what fans of the games can expect from the upcoming adaptation.

Twisted Metal TV series release date: When is the show coming out?

The Twisted Metal TV series will premiere on Peacock on July 27.

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Showrunner Michael Jonathan Smith revealed via Twitter that the show had wrapped up production at the end of August 2022. The release date was then revealed in the first teaser trailer.

Twisted Metal TV series trailer

Check out the first teaser trailer for the Twisted Metal show below:

The trailer shows Anthony Mackie’s character starting his car and playing Len’s ‘Steal My Sunshine’, before driving away while firing his machine guns. We then get a brief glimpse of the battered Las Vegas landscape – and more importantly, we see Sweet Tooth in his ice cream van.

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Twisted Metal TV series casting details: Who is set to star?

The Twisted Metal TV series is shaping up to have a fantastic cast full of A-list actors. Marvel’s Anthony Mackie will be taking on the role of John Doe while Will Arnett will be offering up his voice to play the iconic clown Sweet Tooth. The character will be physically played by wrestler Samoa Joe.

The rest of the confirmed cast so far includes the following actors:

  • Neve Campbell (The Scream franchise) as Raven
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99) as Quiet
  • Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3) as Agent Stone

Twisted Metal TV series plot: What will the series be about?

Twisted Metal TV seriesSony Interactive
Expect to see Sweet Tooth in the new TV series.

The official synopsis reads: “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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In an interview with IGN, Carter Swan, a Senior Producer at Playstation Studios, offered up some insight into what fans can expect from the Tv show.

“You gotta have the cars, you’ve gotta have the post-apocalyptic setting,” Swan said. “There’s a lot of characters that we thought were great. Obviously, Sweet Tooth has been announced and I think will be a very iconic character in the show. He’s being voiced by Will Arnett, played by the wrestler Samoa Joe, who did an unbelievable job. When you think of that game, the first thing that kind of pops into my head is the ice cream truck, that’s the piece that’s been marketed all these years.”

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