A little more than two years after the first details were revealed, the Twisted Metal live-action TV series has a US air date, with its premiere now set for July 27.
This 10 half-hour episode adaptation of the primarily PlayStation-exclusive vehicular combat series – which, slightly worryingly, is now approaching its 30th anniversary – tells the story of a motor-mouthed outsider (played by Anthony Mackie) Tells Joe who is given a chance at a better life, as long as he can deliver a mysterious package in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Sony first tipped Twisted Metal into a television show in 2019, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the wheels officially set in motion. Since then, US subscription service Peacock has placed an order for the action comedy, while Cobra Kai’s Michael Jonathan Smith has signed on as showrunner and to write the script – which will be followed by Zombieland and Deadpool writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Based on a concept by ,
Cast-wise, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, and Neve Campbell have been confirmed as starring alongside Mackie, and Will Arnett is voicing the show’s version of Twisted Metal’s iconic, clown-faced antagonist Sweet Tooth. .
Twisted Metal’s July 27 air date comes via IGN (who also says a teaser trailer for the series will arrive tomorrow), but there’s no word yet on when the show will air internationally. Peacock has a channel in the UK, available through Sky and Now, so it looks like this will be the place to go when it finally does appear.
Peacock’s Twisted Metal series is, of course, just one small part of an increasingly large line-up of PlayStation games getting the live-action treatment.
Along with HBO’s acclaimed The Last of Us series, Sony has previously confirmed television adaptations of God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn, and is also working on Days Gone, Ghost of Tsushima, Jak & Daxter, Gravity Rush, Gran Turismo and K Movie Also working on versions. More Uncharted — but there’s little word on when any of that might arrive.