NBC’s streaming service Peacock has ordered the first season of PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal adaptation, which will star Anthony Mackie. The show, based on Sony’s car combat game, will be sliced up into 30 minute episodes, and will see the Captain America star play a character named John Doe, who’s tasked with delivering a package in a wasteland filled with trigger-happy drivers – including a certain psychotic clown.
“Twisted Metal has been a global phenomenon for more than 25 years, but it was the creative vision for this live-action adaptation, led by Michael Jonathan Smith, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick, that blew us away,” NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s Lisa Katz said. “Also Anthony Mackie starring made it undeniable! This adrenaline-infused comedy series is in expert hands with our partners at Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Universal Television, and will be the perfect addition to Peacock as we continue to look for uniquely entertaining programmes.”
Sony Pictures Television Studios’ Jeff Frost and Jason Clodfelter added: “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 centre of the show. We look forward to this incredible team blowing audiences away with this twisted and inventive concept.”
There’s no word on a target release date or any further information on its cast beyond Mackie, but we’re sure that will follow in due course. PlayStation Productions had its first hit with the Uncharted movie recently, which has taken cinemas by storm – and HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us is expected to become a sensation when it launches next year.
It's a little much to describe Twisted Metal as a"global phenomenon", is it not?
@zhoont Press releases are always written like this.
A ‘global phenomenon’ for 25 years has to be the most insane exaggeration I’ve seen in a long time! Also, WWE Crush Hour is the better game 😛
@get2sammyb I need to commission whoever wrote this press-release to write my online dating profile
Peacock just really feels like one of the also-rans for streaming services. I can only imagine how few people actually subscribe to it.
@Apfelschteiner agreed. The only reason why I’m subscribed for the month is for Yellowstone.
The corporate speak in those press statements makes my skin crawl.
I mean I don't WANT Peacock, but it makes enough sense. Sony has had a long working relationship with NBC
Hopefully this means a new game
At least Peacock is free.
I forsee this press release being on the Easy Allies podcast next "Press-release Me" segment. 🤣
where’s the game
Interesting, I thought Sony had been cozying up with Netflix so I'd assumed this is where the show would go.
Does Peacock have the budget even to do a Twisted Metal show justice? I would've assumed a big budget network like HBO or Netflix would be the way to go.
OK. Fiiiiiiine. I'll get Peacock for a month or two.
@Apfelschteiner I know they get a decent amount of subscribers who just subscribe because it hosts WWE Network in the US.
Well, that's one way to make sure no one watches it...
@Milktastrophe Peacock is owned by Comcast. They have plenty of money to throw around.
@cheetahman91 but NBC's TV shows don't tend to be particularly high budget looking, especially compared to premium channels. Maybe if they're only doing 6-10 episodes they can make it significantly better than their typical 20+ episode drama seasons.
@Kooky_Daisuke understatement, can't believe they had to cancel a show as good as AC. But yeah guess I won't be watching this.
@glassmusic Peacock doesn't have anything Star Trek, you're confusing the service with Paramount Plus.
@Uncharted2007 Pretty sure most Peacock Originals are hidden behind the premium subscription, you won't be able to watch it for free legally.
@KidBoruto Holy crap, you’re right! Peacock has what, Parks and Rec and a few other shows?
@glassmusic Peacock's exclusives offerings are...
Brave New World (Live-Action Miniseries) - July 15
Curious George: Season 13 (Animated) - July 15
Intelligence: Season 1 (Live-Action) - July 15
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (Live-Action Film) - July 15
The Capture: Season 1 (Live-Action) - July 15
Where's Waldo? S02PT1 (Animated) - July 15
Where's Waldo? S02PT2 (Animated) - August 20
Curious George 5: Go West Go Wild (Animated Film) - September 08
Code 404: Season 1 (Live-Action) - October 08
Saved by the Bell 2020: Season 1 (Live-Action) - November 25
Where's Waldo? S02PT3 (Animated) - December 11
Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here! S03 (Animated) - February 18
Debris: Season 1 (Live-Action) - March 01
Resident Alien: Season 1 (Live-Action) - March 12
Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here! S04 (Animated) - April 22
Intelligence: Season 2 (Live-Action) - June 17
Where's Waldo? S02E20 (Animated) - July 03
Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here! S05 (Animated) - July 15
Dr. Death (Live-Action Series) - July 15
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Da Vinci Code prequel) - September 16
Code 404: Season 2 (Live-Action) - September 23
One of Us is Lying (Live-Action Series) - October 07
Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here! S06 - October 14
Halloween Kills (Live-Action Film) - October 15
Curious George: Season 14 - October 21
The Girl in the Woods (Live-Action Series) - October 21
Psych 3: This is Gus (Live-Action Film) - November 18
Dragons: Rescue Riders - Heroes of the Sky (Animated Series) - November 24
Saved by the Bell (2020): Season 2 - November 24
MacGruber (Live-Action Series) - December 16
Vigil (Live-Action Series) - December 23
Wolf Like Me (Live-Action Series) - January 13
Supernatural Academy (Animated Series) - January 20
Dragons: Rescue Riders - Heroes of the Sky Season 2 (Animated) - February 03
Bel-Air (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot) - February 13
@KidBoruto Wow, Where’s Waldo S2 parts 1 and 2? Shut up and take my money! In all seriousness other than the new Halloween (which I bought digitally for like $7) I don’t see anything I’d be interested in. Kudos to anyone who finds value there! It’s just not for me.
@GalacticBreakdown Peacock might as well not exist in the rest of the world. I suppose some small part or a huge pie is still worth the effort, but they were so late to the party.
In Europe too Hulu may as well not exist. Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime are the only major streaming services. It's kind of like PlayStation and Nintendo are far more popular in Europe than Xbox.
@glassmusic Yeah no, definitely not enough content for me to care either. I just keep track for the fun of it.
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