Peacock showed off Twisted Metal‘s first poster and promised a tease was coming the following day. The company made good on that promise and released the first trailer for its upcoming TV series based on the video game franchise. It also revealed the shows July 27 premiere date on Peacock.
The trailer is quite brief, as it shows Anthony Mackie’s John Doe loading up his weapon and his music playlist before it cuts to a wider view of the world in ruin. It then ends on a tease of Sweet Tooth who lets out a Joker-like laugh.
The show is based on a concept from Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who will executive produce. It will be written by Cobra Kai scribe Michael Jonathan Smith, who will also serve as an EP. Other executive producers include PlayStation Studios’ Hermen Hulst, Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, Inspire Entertainment’s Jason Spire, Electric Avenue’s Will Arnett and Marc Forman, and Peter Principato of Artists First. Bad Trip’s Kitao Sakurai is also set to executive produce and direct a few episodes. Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, Neve Campbell, Will Arnett, and Samoa Joe have been cast so far.
Sony is also allegedly creating another Twisted Metal game and it is likely being positioned to come out around the same time as the Peacock series. After reportedly changing developers, the game is said to be coming from Firesprite, a studio Sony acquired in September 2021. However, this game has yet to be formally revealed.