Sony’s Twisted Metal series has been picked up at Peacock. The show, which was previously an action has now been revealed to be a comedy. In addition, Anthony Mackie will play a “smart-ass milkman” travelling across a United States wasteland during a post-apocalyptic period.
Last year, it was revealed that the Twisted Metal show would follow the popular PlayStation video game series but details on the productions were scarce. PlayStation Productions has revealed that the show will release in 30-minute episodes and attempt to make audiences laugh.
The Twisted Metal series will star the game’s iconic clown named Needles Kane but his role in the show isn’t clear yet. Peacock released the official synopsis for the show:
Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver 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.
PlayStation Productions describes the Twisted Metal series as a “live-action comedy” so it sounds like the emphasis will be on the jokes. While it is hard to imagine how this will turn out, perhaps the new direction will make for an enjoyable 30 minutes of entertainment.
The show is still without a release date but hopefully, we will get new information on that soon. Peacock has yet to start filming the show so don’t expect it to arrive this year. The Twisted Metal series is just one of many projects in development at PlayStation Productions. Sony is working on a Ghost of Tsushima movie too. The studio just released the Uncharted movie last week. Catch up on the easter eggs you should look out for here.