As previously announced, Anthony Mackie will star as in and Executive production of the series, which is being released on the video game franchise of the same name. was the show It was first reported as being in development Back in February 2021.
The half-hour stand-up comedy will see Mackie as John Doe, a smart milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, Jon gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fulfill his desire to find society, but only if he can survive a brutal chariot combat attack. With the help of a happy trigger car thief, he’ll face brutal thieves driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers on the open road, including a deranged clown driving an all-too-familiar ice cream truck.
The show is based on an original shot by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Michael Jonathan Smith will serve as writer, model, and executive producer. Both Reese and Wernick are also executive producers. Along with Mackie, Will Arnett and Marc Forman will carry out executive production across Electric Avenue, which secured material rights and helped hold the project together. Jason Spire of Inspire Entertainment, Peter Principato of Artists First, Lion of the Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, and PlayStation Studios president Hermine Holst will also carry out production. He will produce Sony Pictures Television, Playstation Productions, and Universal Television.
“Twisted Metal has been a global phenomenon for over 25 years, but it was the creative vision of this live-action adaptation, led by Michael Jonathan Smith, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick, that really blew us away,” said Lisa Katz, Head of Written Content. For NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “And starring Anthony Mackie has also made it undeniable! This adrenaline-packed comedy series is in the hands of the experts with our partners Sony Pictures Television, Playstation Productions and Universal Television, and will be the perfect addition to Peacock as we continue our search for unique entertainment programming.”
The first “Twisted Metal” game was released on PlayStation in 1995. It was originally reported in 2019 that Sony would be interested in developing a series based on games.
“We are thrilled to have our first series with our good friends at Peacock with our wonderful partners at Electric Avenue and Universal Television and our fellow PlayStation Productions,” said Jeff Frost and Jason Cloudfelter, co-chairs of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “Michael Jonathan Smith, Rhett and Paul brought this high-action comedy to perfection, and we are so fortunate to have Anthony at the center of the show. We are looking forward to this amazing team pushing audiences apart with this quirky and innovative concept.”
This is the latest high-profile project from Sony Pictures TV and PlayStation Productions. A series adaptation of “The Last of Us” has been ordered on HBO, starring Pedro Pascal and “Game of Thrones” Bella Ramsay. This show is expected to start in 2023. Sony and PlayStation have also had success on the film side recently with the release of “Uncharted” starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, which has grossed over $225 million worldwide since its debut on February 18. .
“Twisted Metal is one of PlayStation’s most beloved companies,” said Qizilbash, President of PlayStation Productions. “We are delighted to have such an amazing creative team and partners working together who have such a passion for this iconic property. We can’t wait for the fans to see what we have planned for them.”
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