Peacock announced a new comedy series Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action comedy based on the PlayStation game series of the same name. Anthony Mackie (‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’) will star in and executive produce the series. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) will executive produce the series, along with Mackie, and Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai), who also serves as showrunner and writer.
According to a statement from NBCUniversal, Mackie will portray “John Doe, a smug milkman and motor-mouthed outsider who has forgotten his past. Doe is offered a chance at a better life if he is able to survive vehicular combat while delivering a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy 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.”
Jeff Frost, president Sony Pictures Television Studios and Jason Clodfelter, co-president, said in a joint statement: “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. 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.”
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