The upcoming live-action Twisted Metal TV series from PlayStation Productions has wrapped up filming, according to showrunner Michael Jonathan Smith. The series, which will star Anthony Mackie, Will Arnett and Samoa Joe, is expected to release sometime in 2023.
Smith recently posted an image on his social media account showing an ice sculpture with the classic Twisted Metal logo, confirming that filming on season one had wrapped up. Peacock announced back in February that it had acquired the PlayStation Productions show and given it a series order.
The Twisted Metal television series will follow “John Doe” (played by Mackie), an amnesiac who “talks as fast as he drives.” Doe must drive across a post-apocalyptic wasteland to deliver supplies to an outpost, aided by car thief Quiet (played by Stephanie Diaz, best known as Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine). All the while, they’re being pursued by Agent Stone (played by Thomas Haden Church, who appeared as Sandman in Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: No Way Home).
The rest of the cast includes Will Arnett from Arrested Development who will voice Sweet Tooth, Samoa Joe from AEW and Neve Campbell, who famously plays Sidney Prescott in the Scream franchise.
Twisted Metal is only the second series to be put into development at PlayStation Productions, the film and television division of PlayStation. The other is HBO’s The Last of Us, which stars Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.
Aside from the plot synopsis, details are still scarce on the Twisted Metal TV show. We’ll likely see a trailer arrive in the coming months. Meanwhile, it’s rumoured that PlayStation is planning a revival of the Twisted Metal video game series too, which reportedly exchanged developers from Lucid Games to Sony’s Firesprite studio.
Source: Michael Jonathan Smith