A teaser trailer for the Twisted Metal TV series, coming to Peacock this summer, features Anthony Mackie and Sweet Tooth
Based on the popular video game franchise, the live-action Twisted Metal series is set to premiere on the Peacock streaming service on July 27th – and with just a few months to go until we reach that date, a teaser trailer for the show has arrived online! You can check it out in the embed above.
There’s not much to see in this short teaser, but we do get introduced to the lead character played by Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), and there’s a quick appearance by the most famous character from the video games, the maniacal clown known as Sweet Tooth.
Based on an original take by Dead Pool and zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, this adaptation of the Twisted Metal video game franchise will center on a motor-mouthed outsider who is 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.
Anthony Mackie stars in the series as John Doe, “a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, John gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true, but only if he can survive an onslaught of savage vehicular combat.” Also in the cast are Neve Campbell (Scream) as a character named Raven; Thomas Haden Church (wings) as Agent Stone, “a cold and unyielding post-apocalyptic highway patrolman who rules the roads with a silver tongue and a twisted iron fist, prosecuting even the smallest crimes with the harshest of judgments. Agent Stone will stop at nothing to bring law and order back to the Divided States of America, and will kill anyone in his path who challenges his power”; Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Quiet, “a ferocious, badass car thief who acts purely on instinct – you couldn’t stop her any more than a manhole could stop a volcano. Coming from a community that oppressed her into silence, Quiet’s wish is to find her place in this dark, chaotic world. But when she becomes clouded by her need for revenge, Quiet forms an unlikely, antagonistic bond with John Doe”; Mike Mitchell (The Tomorrow War) and Tahj Vaughans (P Valley) as buddies Stu and Mike, “the Rosencrantz & Guildenstern of this world, and together often find themselves to be more followers than fighters”; Lou Beatty Jr. (A Million Little Things) as Tommy, “a grizzled and weathered cartographer who knows the dangers of the Wild Midwest”; and Richard Cabral (Mayans MC) as Quiet’s overprotective brother Loud.
AEW wrestler Joe Seanoa, aka Samoa Joe, is playing iconic video game character Sweet Tooth, with Will Arnett (Arrested Development) providing the character’s voice.
Cobra-Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith is the showrunner. Reese and Wernick executive produce the Twisted Metal series alongside director Kitao Sakurai, Smith, Mackie, Arnett, and Marc Forman of Electric Avenue, Jason Spire of Inspire Entertainment, Peter Principato of Artists First, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions, and Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. The series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, Playstation Productions, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
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Here’s a poster for the show, courtesy of IGN: