Twisted Metal TV Movie 1

Hot on the heels of HBO’s outrageously successful The Last of Us adaptations comes an all new effort under the PS Productions umbrella: Twisted Metal. You’ll know that filming wrapped on this quite a while ago, and now it has a release date for its streaming platform Peacock: 27th July, 2023. The series will consist of ten episodes, with Marvel’s Anthony Mackie in the star role. A teaser trailer will debut imminently, giving us our first taste of the show.

Details are still light on the actual plot, although we know it’s being billed as an “action comedy”, with Deadpool’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick leading the project. Mackie will star as a “motor-mouthed outsider, who’s offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland”. Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Seanoa, and Will Arnett will also star.

Twisted Metal TV Movie 2
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There are rumours that a new Twisted Metal game is also in development at UK studio Firesprite, although the trail has gone cold on that in recent months. Assuming it’s real, though, this feels like the right time to announce it – especially if promo for the TV show is about to heat up.