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Everything We Know About ‘Twisted Metal’ Starring Anthony Mackie

PlayStation’s Twisted Metal series is one of the most beloved and iconic car combat games. So, when it was announced that the series would be adapted into a television show, fans were naturally excited to see how it would  translate to the small screen. The show, starring Anthony Mackie, will air on Peacock July 27, 2023. It promises to deliver all of the high-octane action and over-the-top craziness that fans of the series have come to expect.

All 10 episodes of Twisted Metal debut July 27, 2023 on Peacock.


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First Look: Twisted Metal Trailer Starring Anthony Mackie

What is Twisted Metal?

Twisted Metal is based on PlayStation’s car combat video game series of the same name. For those unfamiliar with the series, the franchise debuted on the original PlayStation in 1995. The games are known for their intense car combat gameplay,

In the game, players take control of various vehicles armed with all sorts of deadly weapons. From machine guns to rocket launchers to flamethrowers, players had many options on how they wanted to play.

The Twisted Metal series focuses around a tournament of the same name hosted by a mysterious man called “Calypso”. The games also feature a cast of bizarre and colorful characters, each with their own unique vehicles and backstories. The series has spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs over the years, and has become a beloved part of gaming culture.

Twisted Metal Revs up for the Small Screen

A TV adaptation of Twisted Metal has been in the works for several years now, and fans have been eagerly anticipating any news about the show’s development. In March 2019, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra spoke about the Twisted Metal franchise being in production during a presentation for investors.

The series is being produced by Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions,

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 Anthony Mackie, best known for his role as Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be playing the lead role of John Doe. John is a mysterious and ruthless driver who enters the Twisted Metal tournament for his own reasons.

Undoubtedly, fans are in good hands as the talent behind the scenes is just as powerful as on screen. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Deadpool and Zombieland fame are directing the serie. Michael Jonathan Smith helms the writing of the script. The executive producing team includes Will Arnett, Reese, Wernick, Marc Forman, Peter Principato, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Herman Hulst

The cast also features the talent of Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church and Neve Campbell, and Will Arnett.

Overall, the upcoming Twisted Metal TV series is shaping up to be a must-watch

It’s perfect for fans of the games and for anyone who loves high-octane action and intense car combat. With a talented cast and crew, a faithful adaptation of the source material, and promises of over-the-top action and mayhem. This is sure to be one of the most exciting new shows of the year.

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